Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WEDGWOOD CRITTERS - BARRED OWLS

We are so lucky to share are home with a generous amount of wild life. My husband loves our owl pictures. I think these “barred owls” are amongst the prettiest and most entertaining that we know of. Lovely striped markings and beautiful doe-like eyes. Their eyes are dark brown which signifies that they are quite active in day light hours. Hence we see a lot of them and never tire of these wonderful birds.
Their calls are so incredibly versatile. It took us a long time to learn where and what these unusual sounds were coming from. Sometimes they sound like screeching monkeys and other times like howling dogs in the woods. The babies, whom we have seen two of, every year for many years, make a sad long hissing sound.
We love our owls.