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Prolific barn owls

By Gary Bogue
Friday, September 1st, 2006 at 12:48 pm in Babies, Barn Owl.

Here it is September 1 and I’m lying here in bed listening to baby barn owls screaming for their parents to bring them some gophers to eat. This is the third family of barn owl chicks that prolific pair of barn owls has raised since last spring in the Monterey pine tree just down the hill from my house.

Anybody else getting this kind of barn owl population boom near your house? I’d like to hear about it if you are. Just click on "Comments" (below) and let me know the particulars. (How many families raised this year, how many chicks if you know, when, city or town where you live, nearest cross streets, anything else?)

Just curious.

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4 Responses to “Prolific barn owls”

  1. Mike "troll" Dame Says:

    ive seen more than the usual #s around when im out observing scorpions at night, their not babys though but coudl be juviniles? ive also been comming across more young rattlesnakes this year than usual

  2. Mike "troll" Dame Says:

    oop just realised i didnt give location, this is in the farmland allong Deer Valley Rd, Empire Mine rd, Chadborne rd, Broines Valley rd

  3. Steve Turkington Says:

    I’ve had a owl box in the yard for 4 years. First year, 1 clutch, 2nd and 3rd years, there was 2.this year just 1. Don’t know why. But I do miss the nightly show, especially since ALL clutchs contained at least 5-6 birds. Neighbors have “lighted” trees which really show off their ghostly shapes moving around in them.I have posted 3 pictures on your “pets & wildlife” site. One of 2 juviniles,when I took the pic I could only see 1, bonus when I saw pic and there were 2(kept “redeye”). The other is an adult that came out early one evening.
    Franklin Canyon, Martinez

  4. marco polo Says:

    hey ive seen a barn owl it was outside

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