Great Horned Owl is Hooting Tonight !

bluestarrgallery(zone 7 GA)September 25, 2007

Just had to post and share that the great horned owl is hooting and hooting tonight. We have a deodar tree near our house and he sits up there every so often and gives us a chorus. Click on the site below and click on the calls and you can listen to the sounds I am hearing, especially the first one of the pair of owls.

Here is a link that might be useful: Call of the Great Horned Owl

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mikem58(Z9 CA)

They are very of my favorite Owls. We have a lot of them here in and around my area. I hear them more often in late spring...but occasionally this time of year too.
Maybe they will nest near or on your property?? We have had Barn Owls nest here quite often....Talk about weird sounds...a lot of hissing and high pitch sounds from them. They have a face only a mother could love...but they sure keep our field mouse population in check.
We hoot back and usually get an answer....Try it...They might actually talk back when tyhey hear you hoot...


    Bookmark   September 27, 2007 at 1:16AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

A nice thread! We love and always welcome the Owl. When we first moved out here to this neck of the woods, we often heard them toward evening approach. I don't real know what type of owl we heard but every bit of nature is quite appreciated. Cooler temps around this time of the year are also refreshing.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2007 at 3:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
catherinet(5 IN)

Don't you just love owls? (as long as they aren't carrying off any of your chickens!).
We occasionally have barred owls in our woods. A couple years ago there used to be a family of them here, and listening to them was sooooooo cool.
Seems like the cooler weather of October gets them going. I think that's maybe the start of their mating season?
We used to get screech owls too. Their cry is something else. Would love to hear a barn owl.
I always feel like our property is extra special when I hear an owl.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2007 at 8:58AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
lizard jumped in my window running from hawk help
A huge 10 inch lizard jumped in my window to escape...
Wild Haired Mavens
Water Wiggler?
I'm setting up a garden in my small urban backyard....
I found a praying mantis cocoon, where can I place it?
I was pulling up weeds and there was a praying mantis...
Why aren't the birds going for the winter berries?
So, I have the native Viburnum trilobum and both native...
Squirrel proof tube bird feeder
Need a recommendation for a good Squirrel-proof tube...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™