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    Default Re: What Owl makes a similar sound to a Nightjar?

    The name nightjar comes from its churr (night-churr mutation). I hear that churr at night too and, rightly or wrongly - hard to tell in the dark... - had put it down to migrating fieldfare or redwings which can give a fair churr in flight when pushed.
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    I camped In North Uist once to the sound of corncrakes all night, the last thing I head before putting ear plugs in , from inside a tent on the other side of the campsite was 'no wonder they are fkn near extinct'

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    I thought i'd died and gone to heaven.

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    Default Re: What Owl makes a similar sound to a Nightjar?

    I have seen our local nightjar many a time in the evening when fishing for seatrout. I have no idea what it sounds like however! Well i actually probably do but would not recognise!
    They have quite a distinctive flight however when catching moths.

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    Default Re: What Owl makes a similar sound to a Nightjar?

    Tawny Owl's are marking their territories at this time off the year, so its not unusual to hear them calling out, I have them calling outside on most nights just now, and flying and roosting out the back.

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    I was gobsmacked to hear a tawny owl this afternoon, right in the heart of the city (albeit on the tree-lined cycle path). Don't think I've heard an owl in the city since I was a laddie!

    Only photo I've ever taken of one - just fledged and dozing on a fence post on the road into Malham Tarn...


    He gradually realised he was looking at me...




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    Default Re: What Owl makes a similar sound to a Nightjar?

    Nothing that I know of sounds like a nightjar and I have heard them up close in the breeding season. As per post 4 they're simply not around at the moment. Are you sure you mean nightjar? Listen to the second recording on the link here European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) :: xeno-canto

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    As many have said nightjars are summer visitors, a good time to see them is twilight and nothing else flies in a similar way. We have them in the Conwy valley and I'm always pleased to see one hawking along the river when I'm getting ready for sea trout fishing.
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    I think these may be juvenile tawnies.
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    Default Re: What Owl makes a similar sound to a Nightjar?

    Quote Originally Posted by ant77 View Post
    Nothing that I know of sounds like a nightjar and I have heard them up close in the breeding season. As per post 4 they're simply not around at the moment. Are you sure you mean nightjar? Listen to the second recording on the link here European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) :: xeno-canto

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    It was just the nearest sound I could think of Ant, it sounded Owlesque, but different. After listening to many YouTube videos, I now know they were just the Tawnies. Still hear them every night (Saw a Tawny and a Barn Owl tonight actually) but not the whirring sound they were making that one night.
    Whilst we're talking Owls, does anyone else find that horrid noise the Barn Owl makes, completely blood curdling? It goes right through me.

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