Who Cooks For You? Who Cooks For You All? | Wildlife Wednesday


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A week ago or so Forest and I were headed out to daycare and work down the driveway and I startled one of the local barred owls out of the swamp chestnut oak. It swooped low over the car and floated onto the electric pole on the property line. I stopped and got my phone out to take a few photos to show Forest since he was situated in a position that he couldn’t see the owl.

Then, a few nights ago as I was working in the edible garden another owl (maybe the same owl) hooted from the woods down the way. It wasn’t terribly far as it was still rather loud. I answered its call and we continued a back and forth conversation for a few minutes until I got tired of hooting. Later I heard another owl further distant as dusk began falling.

I hope “we” (beyond our control, but ya know) can keep the patch of woods across the street so that the owls continue to have a safe place to escape and enjoy their own life.

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2 thoughts on “Who Cooks For You? Who Cooks For You All? | Wildlife Wednesday

  1. shoreacres says:

    Ha! It took me a while, but I figured out your title: it’s a transliteration of the owl’s call!

    I know that helpless feeling that comes when a long undeveloped parcel of land goes under the bulldozers. Seeing homes go up is one thing, but I really can get cranky when we’re gifted with yet another strip center built on spec. There are a couple in the neighborhood that are 80 percent empty — years after being built………

  2. So cool!!! I LOVE owls. Hopefully we’ll see some here in Alaska (we did last year). It is one of the many things I miss about New Mexico too. We had so many there, hooting at least once a week.

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