Hooter on Our Lamppost

I was sitting in the bonus room reading CNN when I heard this deep hooting sound. For a few calls I thought it was some kids goofing around, so after the third round I opened the window to hear its direction and discovered it was perched on top of the lamppost out front of our house. It was dark, but you could see its outline. It was a great horned owl, Alberta’s provincial bird.  At first I thought it was a cat because of its “horns”. It was so exciting. Almost as exciting as the partridge we had about a week ago. It was calling and another was answering. Simon managed to get a pretty decent shot of it considering the lighting.


…and here’s one of the partridge … 🤣

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