Barn Owls

Barn Owls

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon May 11, 2009 12:55 pm

How'd you like to wake up in the middle of the night to this outside the open window? I'm still not right.

http://www.hark.com/clips/jlbvbymtww-barn-owl
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Mon May 11, 2009 1:07 pm

Yikes! I also wouldn't be right for a long time.

I have a screech owl that lives very close to my house. Although their calls dont evoke terror like the clip you posted (wow that is scary), they still give me the hee-bee jee-bee's. I've been able to call the screech owl to about 7 feet away with an mp3 i have on my cellphone.

I'd be afraid the neighbors would call the cops if I was playing a barn owl call from my deck.

Eastern Screech Owl Call

http://www.hark.com/clips/lsxpndhhbb-ea ... creech-owl
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: tsb On: Mon May 11, 2009 4:39 pm

They are perfectly harmless, unless you have a small rodent about that is
visible a twitching. Are you sure you were right to start ?

Tom
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon May 11, 2009 5:34 pm

We have a couple Hoot owls. They are kewl. They sit on the mailbox or chicken coop and go after the mice and red squirrels. Mostly we see them at dawn or dust, but we hear them thru the nite.
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Mon May 11, 2009 6:07 pm

Yup, I remember when we lived in the house before this one, we would get one or sometimes two hoot owls that would pirch on the roof of the first floor el of the house and i could see them from the bedroom window. They would turn their heads 180* and stare back at me. Never had a mouse problem with those guys hanging around. I too thought it was pretty cool stuff.
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon May 11, 2009 6:52 pm

Here's another nice pair of hooters.
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon May 11, 2009 7:30 pm

Are you sure you were right to start ?


Good point.
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: ceccil On: Mon May 11, 2009 10:06 pm

tsb wrote:They are perfectly harmless, unless you have a small rodent about that is
visible a twitching. Are you sure you were right to start ?

Tom


Wood'nCoal wrote:Good point.




Must be I'm getting a little slow. I didn't get that until I read your reply. :D

Jeff
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon May 11, 2009 10:33 pm

I went to restaurant that had a live owl as a mascot.
Big sucker when you are 12 feet away.
Everyone with me thought it was stuffed, mounted, ya know not alive!
Then it flew across the room and grabbed a live snack off the floor!
Quiet when they fly.
Never hit any guests while taking care of unwelcome critters!
Owl was a free flight bird no cage, no tether and no walls to stop it from leaving but it had a good thing.
This was of course outside of the US in the land where Aussies vacation!
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 11, 2009 11:50 pm

We have several Barred owl's living around my house. They come in real close if I leave the h/p sodium light on -- they love bugs!

When we first moved here, we were laying in bed & I heard this: http://www.hark.com/clips/mvfsydxlbn-barred-owl.

Made the hair stand up on the back of my neck! :lol: Never heard or saw one before moving here. They make all kinds of strange noises when there's more than one in the area -- their way of communicating, I guess! The next day, I heard one real close & went out in my driveway under the light, & there was one sitting on a low wire about 10 feet above me! I was able to get the wife out there right as it dove toward us, then upward & landed on the roof of my barn! We could feel the breeze from it's wings -- that's how close it came! Was the coolest thing I'd ever seen. 8-) Massive wing span -- wish I had the camera then!
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: Berlin On: Tue May 12, 2009 5:13 am

there was a scene with one like that in "my cousin vinny"
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Tue May 12, 2009 6:12 am

How about pics of a Hawk Owl falling out of a tree?

lol

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/737796
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: envisage On: Tue May 12, 2009 7:09 am

You have got to be kidding me!!!

That sounds like some poor animal being tortured!!! :-O
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:52 pm

Carried another one off the road today, would have faced certain death otherwise!
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Re: Barn Owls

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:43 pm

Looks familiar! They sure get around for being slow......
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