Our neighbors....the Owls

Don M.

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central Missouri
We have a species of owls....Barred Owls....that live in our forest. We seldom see them, as they are night birds. Last night, near dark, we heard a couple of their "juveniles" near the house. These young birds don't hoot, rather they make a low whistling sound. We watched, and listened closely, and spotted two of these young birds right close to the front porch. They stayed put long enough for me to get the camera, and take their pictures.


Ruth n Jersey

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Don M. what fantastic photos. If those are juveniles the adults must be quite a size. I bet they do a good job at keeping the mouse population down.
I don't think we have that kind here but at night I hear them in the woods. People call them screech owls. I've never seen one but they do screech. Combine that with the bull frogs and peepers we have quite a symphony going on. A very restful sound.

Aunt Marg

Granny Pantie Power!
Wow is right.
My cousin has been telling me that she's been having a couple of owls hanging around her chicken coup...she's not sure what to do.

They live out in the country kinda, actually he's got abt 20 acres of almonds around them.
So long as the coup is secure and screened-off well, the owls will move along in search of another food source.


I used to be afraid of owls when I was much younger, but I got over that. I like them just fine now.

They are birds of prey though, so we must protect out pets and chickens, etc from them.

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