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 Post subject: Hoot/bellow on Larch Mountain
 Post Posted: April 22nd, 2016, 3:28 pm 
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Just about every time my wife and I are on the Larch Mountain loop or up at Sherrard Point, we hear a rather deep hoot/bellow. It usually comes in bursts of two or three, then a pause of 10-60 seconds, and then repeats. Sometimes this lasts for minutes, sometimes it's just a few hoots.

This can happen in the middle of the day, and is somewhat loud. I don't think humans are responsible.

Anyone have any idea what could be making this sound?


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 Post subject: Re: Hoot/bellow on Larch Mountain
 Post Posted: April 22nd, 2016, 3:43 pm 
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The sound is like a deep primate sound, it's so odd. Is it really grouse? I've wondered also.

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Sooty grouse. Used to be called blue grouse. I've heard a barred owl up there once too which probably means there are no spotted owls up there now either.

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 Post subject: Re: Hoot/bellow on Larch Mountain
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Thanks, folks!


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kepPNW wrote:
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Agree. We heard it on Franklin Ridge. After someone told me what they thought it was, I searched YouTube for a video that would confirm the sound. This may or may not have been the video at that time but you get the idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRqCw7vpgI8


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https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sooty_Grouse/sounds

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Sasquatch mating call. It seems when Karl (KepPNW) is hiking in the area, the whoops get more frequent. ;)


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Sasquatch mating call. It seems when Karl (KepPNW) is hiking in the area, the whoops get more frequent. ;)

Shhhhhh!!! As I told you, we only share that with other sasquatch! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I've heard this in the same places (Larch Mountain and Franklin Ridge) and at one point I could have sworn the sound was coming from the trees way overhead. But that must have been a trick of acoustics, because a knowledgeable friend heard it with me once and also said it was a grouse.


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