I have barred owls calling ALL night every night, Hour after hour, minute after minute...keeping me awake, but no complaints, really. I think it is because of my large, open compost pile that attracted all kinds of rodents, etc. all winter. The owls would sit on a branch 4 feet over the compost and just stare at all the food under their beaks, I think they had such an abundance of food that they became picky or were just full. I know it is not right to feed the wildlife, but in spite of all the wild dining, we do manage to get a good supply of compost for the garden each year. And we have a family of barred owls successfully fledging young yearly, as it would seem to be this year as well.
Jane S. in Saint George
From: June Schulte <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 2:45 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Barred Owl health?
I was just thinking that when we see Barred Owls, it would be a good
idea to look as closely as possible and report also on their
perceived health. It would be good to know whether they are
beginning to recover.
Many thanks, June in Jericho...who has not heard the usual Barred
Owls in the woods this spring.