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A barred owl chorus at six this morning.

Not really a chorus; a very clear messaging system from tree to tree to tree.

They’re usually high up at some distance in our forest, but for the first time I heard one piercingly close call. Just one loud guttural repeated note; not the famous who cooks for you business.

“Too dark to see it,” said Mr UD as I grabbed my binoculars.

“I’ll try anyway,” said I, scanning nearby branches.

But it flew off, signaling with cooks for you and a whole bunch of other sounds that it was changing location.

And then — at least two other owls elsewhere in the woods answered this first one, with yet other songs.

And the whole group flew off.

Margaret Soltan, February 12, 2024 8:04AM
Posted in: snapshots from home

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