I’ve got a treat for you today. This is Great Horned Owl that I photographed in the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve just north of Palm Springs, California. It’s just a great place to bird.
Now that we’re living in the sticks, we are having some fun new wildlife. A couple of times, we had a female Great Horned Owl hooting outside our bedroom window, maybe 50 yards away. She called to here mate which sounded like he was about a quarter of a mile away. She then flew off in his direction. I could hear them calling to each other much further down the road.
There is a difference in pitch between a male and a female. The males are lower pitched. I haven’t been able to spot them yet. They have been calling at 5:30am.