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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Screaming noise at night

If you've heard a strange wheezing sound from the trees at night, it might be owls. Barred Owl juveniles waiting to be fed can make a loud screaming noise for their parents. Owlets make begging calls within moments of hatching and continue to do so throughout the nestling period.

The Barred Owl is territorial throughout the year and monogamous, raising 1 brood a year. Young are fed from hatching until late summer/early fall. Fledged young initially stay near one another and the nest site, being fed by parents but slowly move from nest site as they become more mobile. If you have them in your yard their other worldly call can be a little disturbing at first.
Listen to a juvenile call:  https://youtu.be/2Zh-XSglkR8?t=18s


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