Return to the Wildlife Garden Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Owl calls

Posted by maifleur 5b-6 MO (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 9, 07 at 21:28

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.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Owl calls

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.

RE: Owl calls

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.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Wildlife Garden Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here