[Tweeters] Owlish Question

Gene Beall gene.beall at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 19:31:01 PST 2021

We have been hearing Barred owls regularly here in Sammamish, both near
our house in the 900 block off E Lake Sammamish Parkway SE and a couple
miles away at our daughter and son-in-law's place in the 100 block of
211th Place SE.

Gene Beall

Sammamish, WA

gene.beall at gmail.com

On 3/1/21 1:27 PM, David Hutchinson wrote:

> In Discovery Park itself and in my local patch in the Capehart site,

> we have been

> very lucky with the periodic occurrence of our local owls, six species

> at least.

> Several species hang out to breed. But funnily enough, the most common

> one,

> the Barred Owl, I have not heard in over a year. My apartment window looks

> out on the East Gate of  D.P. and in Fall and Winter, there is

> usually  a cacophany

> of "Who Cooks". But nothing this winter, nor from other corners of the

> domain.


> So has anyone been hearing them? We have had up to 3 or 4 pairs in

> some years

> previous. But in late winter, 2020, we had a single GHOW, and this

> winter we have

> had a pair of same. They are acting in a territorial manner, so am

> wondering on their

> affect on the Barred. Are the latter just keeping quiet?


> David Hutchinson,

> F&F, 206-499-7305


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