Tuesday, July 12, 2016


On Monday night, we took another song filled trip in the van to a cemetery to observe some owls!We geared ourselves up with our headlamps and walking shoes, preparing for a night search of any owls that would allow us to take a look at them. One of the professors here at Allegheny College, Chris Lundberg, came along and taught us all about the owls we thought we'd see. We learned about Barred Owls, Screeching Owls, and Great Horned Owls - how they look, what they sound like, and a bunch of other fun facts. (Chris really knows his birds!)

We played some recordings of the owls' calls in hopes that they'd give us a hoot of a response (which thankfully, they did). We heard a couple of adult Barred Owls and some of their fledglings but unfortunately, we didn't get to see any of them in the trees. Even without seeing the real thing, we all hopped back in the van in excitement about all the cool things we heard.

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