Saturday, March 6, 2010

Barred Owl

Today my Grandfather and I biked down to the drainage creek in our neighborhood, and there were some birds moving around, so I went back to my house to get my binoculars. When I got back to the creek, we suddenly hear a Barred Owl calling its who cooks for you call from right over our heads, and another responding from upstream. It eventually poked its head out from a tree that had lost its top, and apparently had a hollow in the top. It then flew upstream, and started doing its jackal-laughing call. (That's how I would describe it.) They nested in a tree extending over our yard one year, but then our neighbors had to cut the tree down, so it is nice to see them again. I'll have a post up later about the Forest Park Forever Beginning Bird Walk I went on today.


  1. Get a pic of those Barred owls. Really difficult, but it would make a great photo.

  2. I agree. Especially the way it had just its head sticking up, it would have made for a great photo. I need to check the area again soon, maybe at dusk, if I used a high ISO I might be able to get some pictures. However, I don't even know for sure if they're actually nesting their or just passing through, so we'll see. I'm going on a Woodcock/Owl Prowl on Saturday though, so I look forward to seeing some then.