Screech Owl at Dawn

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by harvobro, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. harvobro

    harvobro Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 27, 2011
    New Iberia, LA
    My girls got up early yesterday so I let them out of their run to forage in our yard. I was just watching them scratch around when I heard the shrill call of a screech owl. It was cool to see them stop, stand up tall, sound the alert, and cock their heads as they waited for the next calls to come. I know they hear them at night because I often do when I'm putting them up at dusk. This might have been their first daylight encounter, and I'm glad I was there to witness it! [​IMG]

    New Iberia, LA
  2. No offense intended but, I think that would be better suited in a different forum.
  3. harvobro

    harvobro Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 27, 2011
    New Iberia, LA
    Please pardon my inappropriate categorization. No offense taken... and I appreciate your candor.

    I'm a newbie to BYC (only a couple of days) so I'd entertain any suggestions as to where you think this might/could/should be posted.


  4. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010

    As for the OP (Original Post), that's awesome! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC from Sourland George. If the mods think this needs to be moved, they will address the situation. I think that it is fine right here. I regard your post as being about chickens response to what they might regard as a possible predator.
  6. chipmunkridge

    chipmunkridge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2010
    Sure, it belongs in this category. A screech owl is a predator.
    My birds have a covered run because I live in the woods, but I
    Love to see and hear them. I also like when a giant hawk comes
    to check things out. I was more than disappointed that my
    husband didn't wake me up when a bear visited.
    The predator that DID manage to get in this summer and
    wreck havoc was a mama raccoon, who paid with her life.

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