A short post to share some audio! During the weekend camping and sailing last week, we had an early wakeup call at 4am, when a Great Horned Owl set up shop in a tree directly over my tent, and started making territorial declarations in a duet with another owl about 200 yards away across an inlet. At first I just smiled and ignored it, but eventually I mustered the energy to roll over and hit “record” on my phone. You can hear both owls.
This went on for about an hour. As one of my fellow campers put it – at first it was pretty cool. After a half hour, the novelty had worn off! 🙂
Anyway, here is what a Great Horned Owl sounds like when it’s staking out territory. Plain audio file and link to YouTube clip are both below.
Get Out There!