[midvalleybirds] Re: [MidValleyNature:4971] ID puzzle

Don Boucher donaboucher at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 09:20:54 PDT 2019

Hi Mary,

Sound like a Great Horned Owl fledgling to me.

Sounds a lot like this recording from Xeno-Canto:

-Don Boucher

On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 8:05 AM Mary Garrard <springazure1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone, I’m blitzing my groups hoping that someone can confirm or
> deny my ID.
> I live in NW Corvallis at the top of Angelica in the Charlemagne Heights
> area. We have a lot of big-ish Doug firs and oaks..
> I’ve been hearing interesting screeching vocalizations for maybe a week or
> two, but I’ve been in and out of town so they may have been going on
> longer. At first I thought it was just one individual, but there could be
> more than one.
> Last night I went out about 10pm with my phone and tried recording with a
> sound recorder app but it didn’t capture the sound very well, so I recorded
> video and it did better. Still not very good. I have more recordings if
> this one isn’t enough.
> After much puzzling and internet scouring, I’ve concluded that they are
> Barn Owl vocalizations. If you have time, have a listen and let me know
> what you think. It would be a great add to my yard list of owls! I have
> limited experience with Barn Owls and have never heard them vocalize, but
> if it isn’t I’m back in the dark (as is this creature).
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/iup9wuberwwmneh/barn%20owl%3F.mp4?dl=0
> Thanks!
> Mary
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