Tuesday, December 20, 2016

12.20.16  Bird Nerd Moment - my backyard tonight
Yarmouth, MA

I don't know about you, but when I hear a Great Horned Owl calling out & hooting away in the darkness, well... it makes my night.  I always tell my family... and those that are interested, step outside and listen, for a few minutes.  It seems they call out about every 45-60 seconds.  I LOVE THEIR SOUND!  I really cannot explain why, but it makes me feel so special... like I heard a secret that I promise to keep... like it was calling out to just me (I know s/he wasn't)... like "Happy First Day of Winter"...
So, Happy first day of winter to you too.  That's what I'll choose to believe that owl was just calling out about.

Wish you could've heard it too.

Here is an illustration that my daughter drew of a Great Horned Owl,  many moons ago. When I showed her this post, she wanted to draw a comparison illustration... 
I will post it when she completes it. (double click photos to enlarge)

Happy Birding!  Whooo hoooo hoooo hoooo... HOO hoo...hoo...
Nighty night...

1 comment:

  1. Gretchen,

    We've just moved to the Cape and the other night I was out late to move the car and I was greeted with that same wonderful sound. I had no idea that we had owls here. It was a great welcome home gift.

    I am so glad that you are here on the Cape. You will see my partner Val and I on one of your upcoming bird walks at the center.