An hour ago, I began hearing a very odd call. It was coming from 2 or 3 different directions but all in the woods behind my house. I couldn't even imagine it was a bird, but was clueless. I walked into the yard where I could look more closely and watched a barred owl on the ground, eating. It didn't notice me as I stood very still, but I kept hearing the calls. Eventually she noticed me and flew, but not very far. The call I heard was youngsters begging. (I confirmed the sound). A neighbor had told me that she saw 4 barred owls a few days ago. I can only assume these were those.