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Old 12-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #11
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Have you listened to its call?
Picture hearing THAT when you're out walking in the dark. More than once, I've darned near jumped out of my britches!
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Have you listened to its call?
Picture hearing THAT when you're out walking in the dark. More than once, I've darned near jumped out of my britches!
I went back and listened to the link.

Picture this, I'm in bed on the iPad with both cats drifting off beside me. Bekka (the calico) lifts her head startled. I had the sound pretty low and had tried to warn her...luckily, whe I told her it was okay "it's the TV" she calmed down...still alert and wide-eyed, but at least she didn't dart out of the room. (Yes, I know it wasn't the TV, but she knows that phrase--when a doorbell rings on TV she gets upset for a second until I reassure her. She doesn't like company and still associates the doorbell with guests, despite the fact we don't even have a doorbell at this house.
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Big ole cat eyes. Cute....
Did you know they were so loud?
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Big ole cat eyes. Cute....
Did you know they were so loud?
Nope. I do hope I get to see one...or at least hear one live.
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That is a really good pic hava. I saw my first barred owl this summer at a friends property.
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I saw him fly in. I Froze and was able to lift the camera into position little by little every time his head swiveled in the opposite direction in search of prey. Took awhile but it was so NEAT viewing him so close. Luckily I was not in an awkward stance when he came in or I wouldn't have been able to stay still or last while moving so slow. Mission accomplished, he finally took flight.
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I saw him fly in. I Froze and was able to lift the camera into position little by little every time his head swiveled in the opposite direction in search of prey. Took awhile but it was so NEAT viewing him so close. Luckily I was not in an awkward stance when he came in or I wouldn't have been able to stay still or last while moving so slow. Mission accomplished, he finally took flight.
Great story to go with the great picture.
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:50 PM   #18
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We've been hearing a Great horned owl here during the past few months, though I have not seen him. Going back to Leslie's comments, my husband saw a barred owl swoop down and pick up something from the small patio right by my stream a few years ago. He never saw what the owl took, but bullfrog or lizard would be the most likely based on frequency of critters seen in that area.
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