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I cannot see this bird.  Every day lately I hear "waa, waa".  

It sounds trance-like and very loud (it carries from a far distance

very loudly).  I am near Birmingham, Alabama.  

 

The bird makes this call one time and then is quiet for many minutes.

About 15 minutes may pass and again it calls, but only the same call,

as though you were counting one, two.

 

I'll try to find it and see it if possible.   

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Can you try to get a look at the bird? If you can post any sort of description (or better yet a photo) someone on here will certainly be able to help you. Written descriptions of calls are very difficult. 

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Red-breasted Nuthatch isn't likely to be here in AL this time of year.  Great Crested Flycatcher is a good suggestion.  The description also made me think of a Red-bellied Woodpecker's call.

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Okay ... definitely not one of those.  I played the calls and it isn't at all 

like that.  If I could see it that would be great, but having walked all over

the neighborhood it is just not possible to see where it comes from.  Too many

wooded areas with no access at all.

 

It is louder than crows that are right by me.  If you think of a Chinese cooking wok,

it sounds like it is saying "wok, wok"  like you would, but it carries.  At first I wondered

if it was a cuckoo that didn't say that <joking> but if you have heard one of those you

know that it calls in a rhythmic, kind of annoying way.  This bird does that.  It is louder

than all of the other birds, and further away.   The voice is clear.

 

I am still trying to see it! 

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I was also thinking common raven, usually described as sounding like "wonk wonk". If you are saying that the sound is carrying far, then I think a raven's would do this.

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did you know that the ubiquitous convenience store Wawa is said to be named roughly after the call of the canada goose?

 

waa waa = Wawa ?

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Ubiquitous from Pennsylvania to Virginia and in Florida, that is.

 

By the way, my suggestion on this call is Ring-necked Pheasant, although not for scott dixon, since he said the two sounds were different.

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YES! I've been perplexed by the same call! I live in Albany/Saratoga, N.Y. and have never, ever been able to put eyes on this bird- it always seems to call from a couple of thousand feet away in the trees. It will do Wha Wha, wait about 15 seconds then do one more call. Very rarely will I hear more than two per cycle. Please listen to my audio- turn your volume way up! It is around the 6-7 second mark.

 

THANKS!!!

wawa.wma

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