Last weekend, I heard a Barred owl call twice, like it was right over my house. I got out of the bathtub, went out into the night and saw nothing. I make a few laughable barred owl
calls and what I got in return was like this: hoo....hoo hoo. very faint. I did this several times, getting the same response.
This morning , before daylight, I heard the same hoo...hoo hoo faint call again. I got out of bed, out into the night and listened.. I didn't call, but this "owl" did continue with this.
So I wonder.. is this
call the beginning of the barred owl call, maybe not yet developed, or a far away Great Horned owl. I have had an owl leave its pellets under my large pine tree a few years ago. There have
been Barred owls in Whitecliff Park (Crestwood) near my home as the bird flies.
That may not be much info to go on.. so maybe the question is: do young owls give some shorter version of the adult call? and I'm sure it was not a DOG!
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