My brother-in-law has sent me a recording (to my i-phone) of a bird (I think) that he and I need help identifying. I’m stumped. He lives in the Richmond VA area and has a river about 150 yards behind him with grassy, marshy habitat between, as well as, an undeveloped lot next to him with mature trees. (The last time I helped them ID a bird, it was and American Bittern; that’s the kind of habitat we’re talking about.) The sound was recorded from the back deck around 9:30 pm and believed to come from a pine tree about 80 meters away. The best way I can describe it is as an ascending shrill with a quick cut-off at the end. I have listened to everything from rails, herons, nightjars, owls, and beyond. Nothing sounds right. If anyone would like to help me solve this mystery, I can text or e-mail the recording. Right now, I’m thinking Sasquatch.