Monday, November 18, 2013

The Owls of WildWoods

Great Horned Owl
One of our favorite things to do since we moved out to our place in Lampasas County is to go out on the front porch before we go to bed to look at the stars and listen to the owls.  We of course know the hooting of the Great Horned Owl and the whinny of the Eastern Screech Owl.  We also hear some other night birds sounds with one particular sound we hear every night, but don't know the identity of the bird making the sounds.  We have seen Barn Owls and my brother and I even spotted a Long Eared Owl the other day.  The sound is a screech of which I am not familiar and have not been able to figure out.  It is kind of a "meeeek" screech sound and only the one call every so often.  I am wondering if it could be a Short Eared Owl but none have been spotted on our place.  Whatever it is we will just enjoy hearing the calls until we someday figure out who is making the call.  Wild Ed

Screech Owl

Barn Owl

Long Eared Owl

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