Owl calls

maifleur01February 9, 2007

Last evening when I came home the resident horned owl was starting the mating calls. Very loud. I have found that during the mating season the owls will not answer when you repeat their calls. During the rest of the year you can carry on long conversations and sometimes you will be rewarded by having the owl sit in a tree where you can see it while it hoots to you. Has anyone noticed this or is it just this pair.

For those of you with nesting boxes it is definatly time to make certain they are ready.

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dirtgirl(So. Illinois)

I can do a pretty darned good imitation of several barred owl calls,which they too will often come investigate, but the GH is just too low for my vocal range. I've tried and tried and can't get it. Any tips?
If I had a man's deeper voice it might be easier.
I also have a difficult time with the descending trill on the BO call. I get the downward note just fine but I botch the trill and end up sounding like a sick horse trying to whinny. Best for me to just leave it out.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2007 at 12:54PM
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maifleur01

Try opening throat and calling from the chest. I am female but had to train my voice deeper because in my twenties I sounded like I was 8 on the phone. It took years but I think it was worth it. I can also attract a few of the hawks with whisles but not many. Singing in the car with deep voiced singers helps to train the voice.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2007 at 9:18PM
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