[Tweeters] Barred Owl call rate - hooting up a storm!

Christine Southwick clsouth at u.washington.edu
Fri Mar 19 10:24:49 PDT 2010


Mine too. I know they're there, but I haven't heard them much.

Christine Southwick
N Seattle/Shoreline
clsouthwick at q.com
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On Fri, 19 Mar 2010, travel girl wrote:


> Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 09:55:40 -0700

> From: travel girl <travelgirl.fics at gmail.com>

> To: Eugene and Nancy Hunn <enhunn323 at comcast.net>

> Cc: tweeters at u.washington.edu, Pterodroma at aol.com

> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Barred Owl call rate - hooting up a storm!

>

> i haven't heard my barred owls this month. eugene, please send your noise

> over to my place :)

>

> 00 caren

> http://www.ParkGallery.org

> george davis creek, north fork

>

>

> On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 09:05, Eugene and Nancy Hunn

> <enhunn323 at comcast.net>wrote:

>

>> Richard and tweets,

>>

>>

>>

>> My local Barred Owls have also been going crazy all this past week. Hard to

>> get any sleep for the noise.

>>

>>

>> Gene.

>>

>>

>>

>> *From:* tweeters-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu [mailto:

>> tweeters-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu] *On Behalf Of *

>> Pterodroma at aol.com

>> *Sent:* Thursday, March 18, 2010 11:47 PM

>> *To:* tweeters at u.washington.edu

>> *Subject:* [Tweeters] Barred Owl call rate - hooting up a storm!

>>

>>

>>

>> I've been entertained for the past several weeks now, all winter

>> actually, with a pair of Barred Owls hanging out here in the yard and

>> ranging over to the evergreen wooded Eastgate Park a couple blocks away.

>> All of this week so far, they have really been cranking it out! Sometimes,

>> they're chatty and sit in the same tree near one another, one bird calling,

>> the other responding, but most often, it's just one bird calling. Off and

>> on all night long, every single night & early morning. Even when it was

>> raining a few nights ago, they weren't to be deterred. When they are in the

>> yard and in the big Douglas Fir next to the house, the calls blast right

>> through the walls as to be almost disruptive, ...but I can live with it.

>> One just concluded session this evening just outside the window a few feet

>> away which lasted about 25 minutes nonstop, I timed and recorded the call

>> rate with my watch. For 14 minutes, 23 calls (the familiar

>> "who-who, hoo-hoo, who-who-are-you") were logged and the rate was calculated

>> at an average of 37.0 seconds between calls. The range was from 24 to 54

>> seconds with both of those extremes being very much extremes at both ends of

>> the spectrum. Throw both of those out and the call rate would have been

>> once every 33.8 seconds.

>>

>>

>>

>> Richard Rowlett

>>

>> Bellevue (Eastgate), WA

>>

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