February 16, 2008
This has been an owl-y winter.
(Photo from Cornell University's All About Birds site.)
We had the pygmy owl visitation last month.
Then last night (crunchy snow, 12 degrees F.) M. and I were walking the dogs before bed and heard a saw-whet owl calling.
They get the name because the call sounds like someone filing (whetting) the teeth of a large saw with a steel file. Or like a small dog crying--but too regular a series of sounds.
Read and hear more at the Owl Pages.