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.