Arlene Koziol and Roma Lenehan got up at 4am today to investigate the amazing sounds Arlene had heard the morning before in the Frautschi Point area.
Arlene reported yesterday "This morning at about 6:15 am I went to Frautschi Point to do macro photography of the wildflowers. As soon as I got out of my car I heard a loud, repetitive wheezy-hissy sound coming from the woods. It was cloudy with a little sprinkle. As I got to the intersection of the sign for Big Oak and Raymer’s Cove, I could tell the sounds were coming form the forest floor on the Raymer’s Cove side. There were 2 distinct areas where the sounds were coming from. I looked all over but could not see any movement. The crows were making a racket and flying in the canopy. Finally I saw an adult Barred Owl flying in the canopy being mobbed by crows. I went back to my place to get my bird lens. Getting back around 7 am all the action had stopped."
With that report in mind, Arlene and Roma went out together today and spotted indeed the two adult owlets and two owlets in the early morning light. Thanks for sharing the excitement and this fabulous photo.
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