Thursday, January 20, 2011

Great Horned Owl

We heard him again last night, but it was coming from the front of the house, so we went outside, and finally found him perched on a branch between two palm trees.  At least I thought it was a him, until the real HIM joined HER.  She was huge and he was just a bit smaller.  Here is a fine video of Great Horned Owls in a backyard in Phoenix.

Somehow, and it must be something etched into our subconscious from eons before, their hoots are eerie.  On this page, just below the line of photos, you can hear what we heard last night; the callings of a nesting pair.  So yeah, I don't let my chihuahuas out at night alone.  :)  I'm thinking, too, that these two huge owls may be accounting for the high incidence of feral cat remains in the neighborhood.  The neighbors have been blaming coyotes, but I haven't seen a coyote this far into an established neighborhood in years.  Owls make more sense.

Well, I guess I shall go pop into the shower and then get dressed for Herceptin Thursday.  It should get to about 74ish today.  I'll post later, during my infusion, if only to say HI. :)

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