Judging from some posts I've seen recently, it seems as though the secret is out......Owls are the coolest thing the world has ever seen!
I started last winter with the goal of finding all 7 regulars.....I got 5. Had some help from birders, and books, froze my ass off, but had a ball.
Difficulty - 3/5. Harder to find where they actually are then to find them, since they're nice enough to answer calls.
DIfficulty getting them to answer at nigh - 1/5. There are eeeeeeeverywhere
I spotted this one at 40 mph.
Turned around, took pictures, then went and got some friends so THEY could take some. Difficulty finding one during the day - 5/5
Difficulty - 10/5
These things are suppose to be common! While I heard a few in my travels, this is the only one I saw...and I didn't find it, it was downright shown to me. So I have to find one for myself this winter, and get some better pics....but they are the WORST for such a venture. They don't sit, hate people, and you can't call them in.
Difficulty - 2/5. There aren't too many spots they are known to be, so if you pick a cloudy day and go at dusk, your chances are pretty good. I have to get some better pics of these this winter too.
Difficulty - 4/5. Can't call them, so you gotta spot them, which aint easy. We got lucky this year and had some in shorter trees, but thats not usually the case. I wanted to see these most of all when I started, and ended up finding a bunch......on like the 20th attempt
Worth it though.
And remember, Owling is awesome, no matter how old you are.http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z119/nineball4444/?action=view¤t=001.mp4
Crank the volume!
Got a Saw Whet and Barn left, and you can bet your sweet asses i'll have found them both by January (despite what Ben says.
) And hopefully a Snowy will decide to visit this year.
And here....to keep it slightly relevant.