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Old Wednesday 21st January 2009, 19:07   #1
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Great Horned Owls in WA.

What a great morning it was today. We saw or heard at least 5 Great Horned Owls in the early morning fog. This was the best morning yet for owls.

Located on Whidbey Island about 75 miles N.W. of Seattle in Puget Sound.

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Sounds fabulous. Not jealous at all. :-)
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Fabulous...were they pretty close together or apart. I saw two on one limb at one time but that is the most I have also seen in one day!.. You have five!
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That is awesome, there was one in my yard the other morning. I Would have missed it if not for my dad slamming on my door at 6:45 am to tell me about it.
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They were scattered around our property almost in circular fashion. There were 5 distinct hoots going one after another. Later that evening I did manage to get glimpses of a couple as they worked through the trees. We live in heavily forested area with great bird life around us. We also get barred owls quite often and even had one in a large birdbath a few weeks ago.

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They were scattered around our property almost in circular fashion. There were 5 distinct hoots going one after another. Later that evening I did manage to get glimpses of a couple as they worked through the trees.
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That alone, the sound would have been awesome...if they are there now that must mean they pretty much have set up home hear you. Amazing that there are give so close together though. You must have a lot of mice!
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We keep a very natural yard and property, no pesticides or other poisons anywhere. We have a great birding area without leaving home including a pair of pileated woodpeckers.

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