Two Barred Owls Moved In Behind the House
Two barred owls have moved into the trees behind the house and have been hanging out for a few weeks. They tend to fly together and one likes to stare into the windows, watching us inquisitively. I almost managed to capture footage of both of them hanging out together but by the time I had the camera, one had flown across the stream and the other remained for less than a minute. We think they are Barred Owls because the hoot is exactly the same like the one you hear in the movies.
I don’t want them to leave. I’ve grown accustomed to their hooting toward sundown and sometimes at night. If you’ve never heard the sound, I found this other video on YouTube that someone posted with much better footage and audio.
We also had a barn owl move in that is very pretty but has an unpleasant hoot, more of a screech.
Just in case you haven’t had enough owls, here is a baby screech owl having a bath then being dried. If you don’t find it adorable, you might want to check and see if you lost your soul somewhere.