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I live in Western Pennsylvania.   I heard a bird sound that I have never heard  before over the course of 5 to 10 minutes.  It sounded like "Beep Boop".  I did NOT see the bird but was able to grab a quick recording.  I posted the sound file in the link below.

 

It sounds like "BEEP BOOP".  it would do one round of that sound then stop for a duration (30 seconds to 2 minutes).  It moved around in tall trees (at  first it was from my position south east then moved to north west trees).  I have not heard it again since then and any person I sent the recording to has no idea.

 

In the sound the main note is the 2nd one. the first one is almost overshadowed by other birds. But I hope it's enough to possibly identify.

 

The only other information is that I found a forum post from 2011 where a person from Minnesota posted a similar question related to the same sound (no recording) - but it was not identified from what I read in the post.

Mysterious Bird Sound link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l1Yh246NE23ePfr8iTWc6DuLNZvTYyA2/view?usp=sharing

 

 

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you probably will hear a robin - there are tons of them - but it's the one that stands out between 6 and 7 seconds - hard to make all other birds stop chirping lol- (in this area bird populations seem to have exploded this year).

 

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5 hours ago, GJHall said:

I have heard such a sound but have never seen the bird myself. The mysterious sound sounds like a hummingbird mixed with the sound of swings squeaking back and forth on the bar of an old rusty swing set. I have heard it all my life and when the bird makes its chime like beep boop noise no one hears it but me when others are around....I think it's something sacred possibly...

 

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It sounds Blue Jay-ish to me.  Both jays and orioles make a huge variety of sounds.  Sadly, the audio is too poor for me to really tell the quality of the call.  If you have the time, I'd suggest going through the recordings on xeno-canto and/or Macaulay Library.

Blue Jay:

https://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Cyanocitta-cristata

https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=blujay&mediaType=a&sort=rating_rank_desc&q=Blue%20Jay

Baltimore Oriole:

https://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Icterus-galbula

https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=balori&mediaType=a&sort=rating_rank_desc&q=Baltimore%20Oriole

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The recording is too low quality to get an ID out of. The sound at 8 seconds seems to occur at the same time that a robin calls, and there is significant noise reduction in the video rendering it almost impossible to hear the quality of the sound.

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I have a better recording.  I hope this helps.  So far I have sent this to so many people and nobody has been able to ID the bird.

 

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A7CtpCB0MKIEBwHL_M9oH5g85BdMlKAm/view?usp=sharing

 

You will have to turn the volume up but I was filming a chicken and when I was the bird happened to sound off again a few times.  It's very high pitched compared to the other background noise.

 

Sounds at:

1 seconds, 2.9 seconds,  6 seconds 8 seconds

it is 2 sounds each, 

bee boo

bee boo

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I am unable to listen to or download the recording.  Could you upload it directly to the forum?  You can use the choose files... link at the bottom of the comment box or drag the file from your computer into the comment box.

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I would never have guessed that. I do have quite a few blue jays (they are funny and quite aggressive) but  they sound like this.   This bird doing the bee boop thing- my neighbors are now intrigued but when it starts sounding off - it's never visible.


is that a special call / song for something (warning, mating, etc?) 

Sample blue jay I am used to hearing and do hear all the time. https://www.bird-sounds.net/blue-jay/?type933

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Blue Jays make an extremely  wide array of sounds, which can include mimicking sounds in their environment. In particular, they often make quite convincing replications of the calls of raptors like Red-shouldered and Red-tailer Hawks. This bell sound, though, is unique to Blue Jays and a pretty common sound

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