A Lerot in the Night
I was trying to record tawny owls that night. I had placed the pair of microphones about 2 meters high towards a field and near trees where these birds usually visit. After a while, I hear this coughing sound in the headphones, wondering who could be making it. I had to ask some audio-naturalists to learn that it was a lerot (eliomys quercinus) in the tree close enough to the microphones to be clearly recorded.