Hooty the Hoot Owl…

This morning we had a visitor. It was 4:30 a.m.and outside in our trees was a Hoot owl. He was busy calling to another Hoot Owl (or barred owl) deep in the woods and one nearby in Brown Home area, he did not mind us stepping outside to listen to his calls…


He or she did not fly away as I turned the light on and it gave me about 20 seconds to see it before it decided that there are better places to be, than around a couple of noisy buffoons like Boza and I…

It was a Great Horned Owl and simply beautiful. It was also darn big and kinda scary that early in the morning…

This seemed like a territorial issue and not a mating issue. For I think the owl in our tree was actually the outsider and the others where telling it to go back. It was cool and was perfect to listen to on a crisp -7 morning. The sky was clear and the air carried the sound perfect. I just wish that I had better recording equipment, but it worked and he hooted away for us…

What a wonderful start to a day…

WtR

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