Owls in my yard

plantmaven(8b/9a TX)June 6, 2011

One of the babies is on the left. Isn't it cute?

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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

There is something about owl faces that are just so cute. Do they call? Sometimes the owls around here really hoot a lot at night, but I never see them. Thanks for the photos.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 12:48AM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

I have not heard them. But I turn on a box fan at night just for the white noise.
My neighbor came over and looked at them. He feels like they are smaller than Maeve. They appear larger than they are, due to the size of the wings.

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    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 8:04AM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Lucky you! They are incredibly cute. What a great picture :)

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 10:42AM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

the one on the left seems to have huge eyes, a bit scary looking

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 3:34AM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

They are a bit scary when they stare down at me.
I have done a tad of research. Owls eyes are in a fixed position. So in order to look it something they have to turn their head.
We have seen the parents and 6 youngsters. I think they are whiskered screech owls. When watching them with binoculars I see them do a funny movment with the beak and "whiskers".

Here is a link that might be useful: owls

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 7:51AM
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ltcollins1949(9a TX)

ExoticRGVNativesTy and my brother posted the following website for Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It is a very good site for birding!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 8:50AM
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florentino2(8)

Wow! Learn something every day, didn't know there were so many different types of owls.Good website.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 10:58AM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Speaking of learning something new every day I came across a video of a cat and owl playing. I think the owl is a pet because it has a strap on it's leg, but even so, a cat will play with anything, but who would have thought the owl would PLAY with a cat!

Here is a link that might be useful: Cat and owl playing ...

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 12:07AM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

I think the owl is letting the cat chase his fetters(?) like a person with a ribbon playing with a cat. How smart is that? It's really cute when they play in the tree. Kitty can't fly but she can climb! I agree that it's surprising that owl doesn't hunt kitty. That was a really cute video. Thanks :)

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 1:19PM
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