insanityslave Posted May 3, 2020 Share Posted May 3, 2020 last night we camped out in tents in our back yard (to test our young kids... and our sleeping pads). in the middle of the night i woke and heard a bunch of hooting/talking back and forth going on. i have heard the 'who cooks for you' from a barred owl in the woods by us so im certain we have at least 1 around, though i did not hear the 'who cooks for you' last night. i can say with relative confidence due to how the hoot sounded and ebirds bar charts, that i probably heard a few barred owls last night. i awoke again later... probably in the 3-4am range and heard more hooting... but it was a little different. then i thought i heard the crow of a rooster. i even opened my eyes to see if it was starting to light. it wasnt. i dont know of any chickens near me, but there is a place a few houses down an adjacent road that has horses and, i suppose, could have chickens too... or anyone could for that matter. and heres where it gets odd. the rooster i heard (for the sake of argument well say definitively it was a rooster going off way too early) went off a couple/few times then i heard what sounded like an owl trying to mimic the rooster. the rooster would crow then the owl would try to copy it. after about 3 attempts the owl basically had it down to where the rooster would crow and the owl would answer back. this went on for quite a while. i almost went into the house for my phone so i could record it... but it was not worth getting cold (53) and wet (dew) to do so. thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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