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an injured owl

Today I heard the loud, long blast of a vehicle horn on the highway. A little while later I found this great horned owl in my garden. His face was badly injured, but he seemed strong otherwise. A rescue person came and took him away. I hope he makes it.

Great Horned Owl

[I’m sorry to say, the owl died that very night of head injuries. Thanks to everyone who scrambled to help me locate the rescue people.  -ds]


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It is not unusual to hear the Great Horned Owl around here in the early morning or late evening. I love this sound! To hear it for yourself, click here.

This morning I heard another call at the same time as the owl’s. I’ve spent an hour trying to find out what kind of bird made the call (was it a bird?) but with no luck. I’ve looked up every night bird I could find on the online bird lists. It is essentially a two-note call, rising like a question. Any ideas?

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