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Could this be a Barn Owl?

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I heard this in the middle of the day, and I thought they were only supposed to be active at night.  Merlin picked up part of a similar clip in the same place at the same time as a Barn Owl.  It sounds feline to me, like a crying cat.  The problem is that I wasn't anywhere near a residential area, and there aren't feral cats in the reserve.  If it isn't avian, does anybody have a clue as to what it is?

Recorded yesterday afternoon in Delray Beach, Florida:  

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5 hours ago, Rich Stanton said:

Gray squirrel scold.


4 hours ago, Avery said:


I just checked out some YouTube clips, and that's it.  Merlin was in a weird mood yesterday.  In addition to thinking the squirrel was a Barn Owl, on 3 occasions, she told me that the sound of my camera's 7-shot burst was a Downy Woodpecker. ?

She is a helpful friend, but it's a good thing I have a mind of my own.

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