Listen. Hear that? These evenings when it’s cool enough to have a window open, around midnight, take a moment and listen for an owl.
Traffic is light and humans are mostly indoors at this time of day, so one may surmise that an owl feels safe enough to come out and vocalize in the quiet darkness. Step outside and listen.
What a piece of work an owl is.
Let me introduce to you one of the really interesting members of the bird family, Strix varia, or the barred owl. Colloquially he is called a hoot owl; I call him a hootie owl. Read More»