Conditions were perfect for owling - clear and calm. Some background noise from geese honking in the marsh did not distract us. Traffic was light, about one vehicle every 2 hours.
Though we got the expected pairs of dueting great horned owls and northern saw-whet owls, it was a treat to hear other owls, as well. Long-eared, northern pygmy, western screech- and great gray owls were heard on one or both of the nights.
|Great horned owl|
As part of the Owl Prowl, we heard 20 owls of the 6 species. Pretty good night for hearing diversity and some numbers.