anne-30, I've heard it too in Upstate New York, US. I thought perhaps someone's pet bird escaped and its owner was a Rod Sterling fan.... It truly sounds just like the beginning of the Twilight Zone theme. Be fascinating if anyone knows what kind of bird it is.
If helps, its call comes from high in tall trees and near water.
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
I would also add, the original, and seemingly unanswered post, is over two years old, dated April 2020.
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