Another year streaming is up and running over at OwlGuy's Barred owl channel. Mrs Barred Owl (yep that is what she is called) is busy brooding 2 eggs. Her first egg was laid on Sat the 5th and the second was yesterday Tues the 8th. Incubation period is 28-33 days.
The Barred Owl is a highly vocal Owl giving a loud and resounding "hoo, hoo, too-HOO; hoo, hoo, too-HOO, ooo" which is often phrased as "Who, cooks, for-you? Who, cooks, for-you, all?" - The last syllable drops off noticeably. Like some other Owl species, they will call in the daytime as well as at night. The calls are often heard in a series of eight, then silence, when the Owl listens for a reply from other Owls. Other calls include "hoo-hoo, hoo-WAAAHH" and "hoo-WAAAHHH" used in courtship. Mates will duet, but the male's voice is deeper and mellower.
Many other vocalizations are made which range from a short yelp or bark to a frenzied and raucous monkey-like squall.
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