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Where are Barred Owls?

Well I missed it!  I walked inside my house to get a drink last Saturday evening and a Barred Owl decided to fly right over my deck at the same time.  My husband Jeff, my sister, and her husband were all outside getting some great views of that awesome owl.  Oh well better luck next […]

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How To Find Owls

Have you ever been on a hike in the woods and hear a bunch of blue jays, chickadees, titmice, or blackbirds carrying on as if they are angry about something?    Whenever my husband and I do we try to locate where the birds are because there is a good possibility that there is an […]

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What Do Birds Do At Night?

What Do Birds Do At Night?  Well some bird species who have been active all day (called diurnal birds) turn in for the night, just like we do, with every species sleeping or resting in its own way .  As for the nighttime birds (called nocturnal birds), they become very active and vocal.  Read on for […]

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Birds That Nest In Birdhouses

I’m pretty sure that a pair of Carolina Chickadees are building a nest or already have a nest in a birdhouse out in my yard.  I thought it was the first time for a chickadee to build a nest in it but my husband reminded me that we had a pair two years ago.   That […]

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Sax-Zim Bog Birding

  Well we did it!  We found the Great Grey Owl while birding at Sax-Zim Bog in Minnesota last weekend!   With a little help from the Sax-Zim Bog Facebook group where people commented about their sitings, we were able to spot this guy (video above) hunting for breakfast at 7:15 AM last Saturday morning.   By […]

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Largest Owl North America

      My husband Jeff and I are going on an adventure to the Sax-Zim Bog which is about fifty miles north west of Duluth, Minnesota.   We will be traveling with my sister and brother- in- law.  Our goal is to see the largest owl in North America…the Great Grey Owl.  Sax-Zim Bog is […]

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Snowy Owl Facts

  It’s that time of year again.   Snowy Owls are on the move and being spotted in many locations.  In fact, I just saw the latest posting on my local birder site that there are two Snowy Owls just a half hour away from my house here in Northern Kentucky.  That is pretty far for […]

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Great Horned Owl Call

  A GREAT HORNED OWL CALL We finally heard it Sunday morning around 7 AM.  The Great Horned Owl was calling to its mate and its mate was calling back.  Jeff (my husband) said that he had heard one a few weeks ago and was diligent about getting outside on our deck early on the weekend […]

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Owls of North America

Owls Owls have always fascinated people, including me,  with their eerie sounding calls that they make at night and the way they quietly fly through the woods coming just inches from their prey without even being detected.    There is such a mysterious way about them the way they turn their heads at 270 degrees and […]

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It’s A Great Horned Owl!

Follow Me   “It’s a Great Horned Owl!”  I claimed….BUT… after further examination, NO it was not…it was just a Fake.  Have you ever driven along a road when it is just starting to get dark outside or even later in the evening, and suddenly spot a Great Horned Owl up on the top of somebody’s […]