Author Topic: Strange noises in the Albaicín  (Read 7317 times)

tarquin

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Strange noises in the Albaicín
« on: July 05, 2009, 06:11:22 AM »
When I was staying in the Albaicín district of Granada every night there was a strange metalic piping noise every few minutes. It sounded like a very loud mobile phone or some sort of alarm.

Maybe some sort of synthesized clock chime.

I would love to know what it was.

Steven Wellington

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Re: Strange noises in the Albaicín
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009, 06:18:47 AM »
What you were hearing was the Scops owl.
The males fly around the Albaicín at night and unless you know what it is you can easilly think that it is a man made sound.

There is a sound file and more info here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scops-owl