Monday, August 27, 2012

Ever heard an owl?

I woke up in the middle of the night last night (or I should say really early this morning) and heard an owl. 

He would make several warbling sounds I can't quite describe, followed by "hoo, hoo, hoo." 

I started counting the seconds between the end of one group of sounds and beginning of another: one, one-thousand, two, one-thousand...and I'd get to five before he started up again. He was in quite a rhythm.

Eventually it seemed to stretch to six seconds between outbursts, then suddenly all was quiet.

Did he go to sleep or catch his prey? Hmm....


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

some of them screech too, loud and scary!

smiles, bee

Linda said...

Owls warble? I didn't know that! I did know that they screech though and that it's pretty scary when they do!