Very cool, Michael.  

Was it rasping type of call?  If so, it was likely a juvenile GHOW in mid-dispersal.  

Of the many municipalities in the St. Louis area there are three where people most often they tell me they see and here owls.  They are:

1. Webster Groves
2. Kirkwood
3. University City

From a habitat perspective this is not overly surprising as each of these towns have many neighborhoods with older, well-established trees as well as extensive green spaces.  But the more I have heard residents from these towns telling me they see and hear owls I began to realize something else is in play.  Namely, for someone to notice something, be it an owl or style of architecture or anything else, it takes someone who gives a damn.  Thankfully these towns have enough of the right habitat and humans. :)  

Sincerely,
Mark

Mark H.X. Glenshaw
City of St. Louis
Forest Park Owls
 

On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 8:14 PM, Michael Thelen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi MOBirders:

Sunday night I heard squawking through the open patio door so I grabbed a
flashlight and my wife and we dashed outside and followed the sound trail to
this GREAT HORNED OWL perched on a neighbor's chimney two doors over.  Not
much of a photo but it was an interesting experience.  Did not shine the
light in the bird's eyes.

http://smu.gs/2fixOVV


Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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