Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Almost Wordless Wednesday (Caution: There is Some Hooting)

Photo credit goes to my dad...there's no way my camera phone would have ever gotten this shot!

Just for a visual, this is a juvenile Great Horned Owl; it was shot (you know what I mean...) a few years ago in the woods behind our house.

Every fall we hear a pair of owls calling to each other and I am happy to report that they have been making their presence known each morning for the past couple weeks.

In actuality, they sound like this to us (audio only...sorry!)

To them, I think the calls sound like this:

And yes, it's the Tom Jones version...who better, right?

There's a visual for you, right?


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11 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a great photo. We hear owls all the time, but we've never actually seen them, let alone gotten a photo. (And hilarious song to go with it.)

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    1. I'm surprised that you don't have them living in your barn...have you ever looked? And do yours sound like the link I posted or different? I'd be happy to help you research that if you would have need...or desire. I'm certain this offer to research something surprises you not at all.

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  2. That is awesome...he's so cute. We hear owls around in our neighborhood, but very rarely see them. We have bats too---I don't think Tom Jones sings for them, though...

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    1. I assume you mean the owl is cute, not Tom Jones...I may have to rethink the friendship based on your reply...

      Yes, we have bats too...and I think they are SUPER cool. But we've never gotten a photo of them...and no, Tom Jones only sings for the owls I think. It's in his contract (I don't even know why that's supposed to be funny but it made me chuckle).

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    2. Yes, I meant the owl... er...I mean, Tom... um... wait...which way were you thinking again? With our friendship hanging in the balance, I can't think straight! *ack! The pressure!!!* Ok, deep breath. ... yes, the owl is cute. Right? The owl. Yes.

      Just the other night, in my neighborhood, I could swear I heard the following:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGRZBa4cKWA

      *snap! snap!* ..."but when I see you hanging about with anyone...it's not unusual to see me cry..."

      It makes perfect sense now.... it was the owls...

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    3. Poop! That link didn't come up like it was supposed to... sorry 'bout that.

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    4. Well, if it makes you feel any better, it came up correctly when I got my email that you'd posted a reply. :) And yes, it's not unusual to see me cry either.

      Yes, yes, the friendship still stands. :)

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    1. Agreed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8EFVDq0crs

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  4. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! And they sound gorgeous.

    We have tawny owls living in one of the big parks not too far away, and they can occasionally be heard at night. I never knew this for ages, but they pair up and one goes "Too whit" and the other replies "Too whoo"!

    Owls are awesome, and that's a fab pic you got there.

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    1. Well, I can't take any credit...I realized that I failed to originally give my father his photo credit. It has since been rectified. Phew!

      I have never seen or heard tawny owls...very cool! :)

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