This morning I heard it again. I looked around and didn't see anything. There was a squirrel frozen in place but it wasn't making any noises. I didn't see any birds or cats or urban wildlife. I listened again to its crying. The sound was longer than a normal bird twitter and louder, I thought. It sounded almost like a seagull swooping down on the beach. Although Galveston is an hour in another direction, I was pretty sure it wasn't a seagull.
Then I heard my neighbor (male) speaking and he said "Go on. Get out of here." I couldn't see him over the fence and since I still had my nightgown on, I didn't holler out to him.
I intend to ask him when I see him but it is driving me crazy not knowing. I live in an older part of the city with lots of trees, birds, dog, cats, raccoons, possums and I don't know what else.
Can you think of anything that sounds somewhat like a seagull that might have been in my neighbors yard?