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FaithFool posted 1/29/2014 09:03 AM

...is back. I live in an urban oak forest. This week an owl has been singing somewhere nearby, starting at around 4:00 am.

I *love* hearing them in the city. They are so amazing.

And I bet the squirrels are worried.

DixieD posted 1/29/2014 09:19 AM

That's cool FaithFool. You should go out on an Owl Prowl and try to find him

TrulyReconciled posted 1/29/2014 09:20 AM

The Sugar Gliders are bailing ...

FaithFool posted 1/29/2014 09:24 AM

OMG TR! That's hilarious!

Sad in AZ posted 1/29/2014 10:50 AM

Owling is a lot of fun . You should look up your local birding club.

Aubrie posted 1/29/2014 11:12 AM

I have an owl too! (I'm "technically" in the county, but still actually city.)

Was laying in bed last night reading, and heard it. I was like, "OMG! QS!!! We have an OWL!!!!"

He woke up and was like, "Yeah. I know. Heard it the other day...zzzzzzz...."

Killjoy.

It's the second time in my life I've heard one.

Coolest thing in the world.

Clarrissa posted 1/29/2014 17:40 PM

Don't know if we have owls or not. Haven't heard any. However we have hawks, coyotes, groundhogs, rabbits, deer, skunks... and frogs.

cinnamongurl posted 1/29/2014 23:40 PM

We have 2. They "sing" together, call and response. They usually appear in Feb, and also start "singing" around 4am. I can hear them from our bed. my late night friends!

FaithFool posted 1/30/2014 00:29 AM

"Honey! I found a rat! Get over here!!"

@ Sazzy, we have a fabulous sanctuary that does lots of nature events for families and kids. I will check it out when I'm done with school.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 12:31 AM, January 30th (Thursday)]

purplejacket4 posted 1/30/2014 00:36 AM

I have one too. I hear him at 4:00 AM when I let the puppy out to wet (don't worry Mr. Tiny Bladder weighs 70 lbs now so won't be carried off). I live in an area with practically no trees, no abandoned buildings so I can't figure out where he stays in the daytime.

FaithFool posted 1/30/2014 01:07 AM

http://www.yourtango.com/2014203927/love-15-reasons-owls-make-best-boyfriends?source=huffingtonpostgoodnews

stronger08 posted 1/30/2014 01:59 AM

I have them on my property. I've never seen them, but I certainly hear them. They must be close to my house cause I have woken up because of the whooting. I love the spring and fall when I can leave my windows open and go to sleep, but the damn owls interfere with my slumber. But since the house I bought was vacant for many years the property was overrun with Chipmunks and field mice. Between my dog chasing them and the owls hunting I've noticed a decline over the last year. Last winter my house was overrun with field mice. This year I have not seen any. I guess I'll see about the chipmunks this spring. Hopefully the owls will hunt them and reduce the population. The little bastards have destroyed all of my stone retaining walls with their burrows.

FaithFool posted 1/30/2014 14:02 PM

Mice are very destructive critters, despite their cuteness...

Go get em, owls!

TrulyReconciled posted 1/30/2014 14:59 PM

I live in an area with practically no trees, no abandoned buildings so I can't figure out where he stays in the daytime.

Burrowing Owl (possibly):

FaithFool posted 1/30/2014 16:37 PM

I was thinking the same thing...

cinnamongurl posted 1/30/2014 21:49 PM

Where I live, there are record numbers of snowy owls this year! But I think I'm the only person in the whole state whooo hasn't seen one.

Rebreather posted 1/30/2014 22:28 PM

We heard a nest full of babies last year, and saw Mom or Dad. We have lots of them. One of the many reasons we have indoor cats!

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