Around mid-week, Wednesday, August 19th, we finally got some rain. I has been dry for awhile and my grass is brown and crispy.
The rain came in the night, starting around 1:00 am or so and continued off and on, sometimes heavily, until morning.
Just outside my bedroom window I heard a bird that I did not recognize calling loudly. It awakened me - sort of - I was not fully awake but, out of habit, I found myself running through the CD in my heard of familiar bird songs and calls. I could not match it up with any.
I'm a restless and just not a good sleeper. Around 3:00 am I was awakened by the rain coming down harder and I heard the call again. This time I was ready. I got may cell phone and made these two recordings from my 2nd floor bedroom window. Unfortunately, the bird either has it's head turned or is further away from my window. The calling is also diminished by the heavy rain.
The first video is 10 seconds and the second video is 12 seconds. I hope you can hear it - have your volume up. What bird is making this call?