I absolutely adore owls! They are sooo beautiful! Last night I was working late in the office when I heard two Barred Owls in the trees out back. I grabbed my camera and ran down to the porch to see if I could capture their hoots for you.
I thought about using my phone to record them but I knew my camera would pick up the audio much better. Unfortunately, you can’t see anything because it was pitch black dark outside. I didn’t dare turn on any of the lamps on the porch, I was afraid it would scare them away.
In the recording below, you can tell there are two owls in the yard in the beginning. It sounds like they may be fussing at each other, maybe a little territory battle going on. Update: My owls may be a courting couple…apparently courting season is not far off.
Eventually you’ll hear just one nearby and the other owl sounds like he has flown farther away. Toward the end, it almost sounds like he is flying away and hooting at the same time, although that’s probably impossible…flying and hooting at the same time. lol
If you love owls as much as I do, I think you’ll enjoy this. Be sure and turn up your volume to hear all the hoots. You’ll hear a car go by near the beginning (drat!) but after that it’s just owls, tree frogs and other night sounds.
Oh, and for some unknown reason, the volume seems to keep “muting” itself. So if you don’t hear anything right off the bat, check the volume on the video below to see if it’s muted. If it is muted, you’ll need to unmute it and then slide the little bar to turn up the volume. Then you may want to restart the video after un-muting it because a lot of the fun stuff happens toward the beginning. 🙂
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