Date: 7/15/22 5:32 pm
From: Adam Schaffer <000000135bd342dd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Barred Owls in east Fayetteville
I saw juveniles begging at Coler im the daytime I think the last few days of June.

Adam Schaffer
Bentonville

> On Jul 14, 2022, at 2:12 PM, Steve Marak <samarak...> wrote:
>
>  Jonathan,
>
> A long time ago now, more than 20 years, I'm sure, Cathy and I went on an owl prowl led by a local guy here in NW Arkansas who could do a great Barred Owl call.
>
> He started calling, and within 5 minutes or so got an owl to respond. But as soon as it did, a second owl also responded, and the two started an intense and rapid conversation for a minute or so, then ... nothing. Our leader wasn't able to get either to respond again.
>
> He said - paraphrasing of course - "that sometimes happens, if a couple of owls are around, they start talking, then apparently fly off arm in arm or something". So he'd heard that before, but I don't think he really knew what kind of behavior it was.
>
> I hear Barred Owls here (west Springdale) regularly if I'm outside late at night and sometimes hear a couple of them from different directions, and I know they can hear each other, but I've never heard that kind of interaction again.
>
> Steve
>
> On 7/13/2022 11:01 PM, jonathanperry24 wrote:
>> Okay, this may not interest many of you. But I've been in my study in our house in the East Oaks neighborhood of Fayetteville, and just less than ten minutes ago heard this:
>>
>> First Barred Owl: Hoot hootie hoot
>>
>> Okay, we all know that. But then, after several iterations--
>>
>> Second Barred Owl: Hoot hoot hoot hoot
>>
>> And this went on for about a minute. Which, if you check with your smart phone, is a really long time.
>>
>> So: socializing? mating? challenging? congregating? friending?
>>
>> I've never heard this before in our neighborhood or anywhere else, though I will say that Barred Owls are actually pretty frequent callers in our neighborhood, one of the blessings of living amongst trees.
>>
>> Y'all be good.
>>
>> Jonathan Perry, Ph.D.
>> Licensed Psychologist
>> Fayetteville, Arkansas
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