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 Post subject: Identify this animal sound
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 2:02 am 
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About 4 weeks ago this tiny little chirping noise could be occasionally heard coming from an area of my back yard with dense brush and weeds. I couldn't see in there but I assumed it was a dying baby bird and the noise would disappear in a day. A week went by and the noise was still there and growing stronger and more frequent. I felt bad that whatever it is was suffering a long slow death but I couldn't get in there to investigate because of the heavy concentration of bushes and prickly weeds. Now after 4 weeks this noise is all day long and into the evening. I have no idea if it continues thru the night. Something dying surely wouldn't be alive this long without food and water. But whatever it is it hasn't moved out of that spot and I have never seen any movement in the area. Whats also very odd is my normally curious cat roams the yard every day but pays no attention to the noise, even if I bring her close to the source. No interest at all.

This is a link to my dropbox folder where you can listen to the sound. Its a 5 minute recording I edited down to less than a minute and lessened the remaining wind noise so your speakers don't thump.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/7tfj8ja7u206u ... l.mp3?dl=0


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 2:06 am 
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It's two branches rubbing together.


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
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There is a metal brace on my redwood fence in that area. I thought it was a squeek from there. But I can move the fence all around and not hear anything. Plus the noise is there in windless conditions and doesn't change when real windy.


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 2:24 am 
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John Bartley wrote:
It's two branches rubbing together.


I think it does sound like something rubbing against something. If the cat shows no interest I would think it's not a living thing. Not after 4 weeks.


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
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Take a tube and hold it to your ear while plugging the other to max the sound.
Dew from the morning would affect the sound's pitch. Sounds like a chick.


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
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Zenith Royal wrote:
John Bartley wrote:
It's two branches rubbing together.


I think it does sound like something rubbing against something. If the cat shows no interest I would think it's not a living thing. Not after 4 weeks.


Yup, I listened again.

In the background I got geese, traffic, sirens, misc noises, but ..... the loudest, most consistent noise on the recording sounds like something I sometimes hear in the bush I own .... one branch rubbing against another slowly.


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
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not likely in a pile of brush but to me it sounds like rusty metal on metal, like an old hinge


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I think it's either the rare Great Billed Gooneybird, or Bigfoot sharpening an axe .....

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Whatever it is it needs some oil.


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
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Do you have roof turbines on any of your structures? Or a whirlygig or windmill in your yard?

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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
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No I don't. The sound is very localized on the ground and near the back of my property and doesn't change if it's windless or a harder blowing wind. Just to rule it out I will go out and move branches of the bush there.


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
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To me, it sounds like metal on metal.

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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
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What have you got or had that is hinged?


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
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Got an old windmill nearby?
Sound like an old West Texas windmill

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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
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Sounds like a turkey and a squirrel to me.

Was deer hunting one really warm winter and walked past a pond. Started hearing a hurt bird sound so I went to look for it. I eventually found a lizard about a foot long making the sound. I assume that he was trying to lure something near enough to catch.
This was in North Central Texas.

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Reminds me when I took my kids to the zoo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSKQ3ZNQ_O8

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Seriously, is the brush in your back yard so dense that you truly can't navigate through it? Get a machete, like they do in the movies, and hack your way to the source of that noise and find out for yourself just what the heck it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
PostPosted: Sep Wed 29, 2021 1:53 pm 
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Indiana Radios wrote:
Seriously, is the brush in your back yard
so dense that you truly can't navigate through it? Get a machete,
like they do in the movies, and hack your way to the source of
that noise and find out for yourself just what the heck it is.

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If it is a living creature of some sort most likely the sound will soon stop:
"creature needs": the rule of three. 3 minutes without air, 3 days without
water and 3 weeks without food. (?) :|

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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
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If the sound has not changed in tone, location or intensity after more than a month, it's not a living thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this animal sound
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Does the sound stop when you yell at it?
Throw a rock in it's direction to see if it stops.
This should settle the live vs object question.


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