[Tweeters] Barred Owl call rate - hooting up a storm!
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.
clsouthwick at q.com
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
> 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.
>> *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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