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Barred Owls

 

We have a pair of owls in residence and I think I’ve figured what tree they nest in. At night and in the early morning, we’ve heard their beautiful sounds. Guests in the Wimbledon Cottage have seen the owl in the large oak tree behind the cottage. I’ve listened to the calls of both on YouTube and based on the sounds, they are Barred Owls with the Hoo-hoo-to-hoo-oohoo-hoo to wha-aa; it sounds a lot like “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?” You can listen as Cornell Lab’s Laura Erickson sets the scene for the Barred Owl calls.