Screech Owl at Dawn

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

  1. harvobro

    harvobro Out Of The Brooder

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    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]

    -harvey
    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

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    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.

    Thanks.

    -harvey
     
  4. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​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

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    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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