We have herons in our neighborhood. They make the most ridiculous noises. Kind of reminds me of those Jibba Jabba's from the 1990's. It was a doll that you could grab by the neck and shake...it would make this strange glottal kind of noise...supposed to relieve tension, etc...were actually pretty funny in a warped sort of way.
Back to the birds. They have these huge nests all over the neighborhood and are making quite a mess. Thank goodness they are not setting up camp in the trees that hang over my driveway!
Somebody told me these are blue herons, but I have not looked it up yet. We have one white egret as well...such strange little creatures...but fun to have around.