[CT Birds] Unfamiliar nocturnal flight call

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Thu Nov 1 21:31:17 EDT 2012

I'm leaning toward Evening Grosbeak.  I'm not used to hearing them in 1's. But do they fly at night?  


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Subject: [CT Birds] Unfamiliar nocturnal flight call

I just had a bird calling while flying over (at night) that I didn't recognized.  Not dissimilar to a Common Nighthawk in the down-slurred "piew", but more musical, closer to the tone and pitch of an Antillean Nighthawk, but only the single downslurred call, not the veer of a Veery.  Called twice in about 30 seconds, and had moved quite a bit in-between.   I'm stumped.  Any ideas?

Patrick M. Comins
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