[Bristol-Birds] Carried away by a moonlight shadow.

  • From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 20:30:50 -0500






















 Here in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, we are at the peak of the
 mating season for the Great Horned Owl.  While some birds may have started very
 early with eggs laid by the third week of January, most are now beginning to 
either
 lay eggs this week or in the next week or so.  Watch carefully in the full 
moon about
 8 p.m. for owls seen in trees, along roadsides and on fence posts.  If you 
listen, you
 may not have any trouble in hearing one calling near your home.  Sounds like a 
person
 blowing deep, mellow tones with a soft drink bottle.  Just walk outside, stand 
quietly
 in your driveway and use your imagination.  The soft hooting of the Great 
Horned Owl
 does not always overwhelm you.  You may actually hear it before you can 
convince
 yourself.  Then it seems to become louder and more clear.

 Let's go owling . . . .

 Wallace Coffey
 Bristol, TN

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