[CT Birds] Pished Barred Owl

Dave Provencher hikerbirder at gmail.com
Tue May 7 18:32:24 EDT 2013


Jamie I'd have to agree on the Chipmunk numbers. I had zero chipmunks today
that I saw/heard, though I did hear scurrying twice that may have been
chipmunks. Today was the first day I encountered good numbers of
dragonflies, had about 6 species.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Jamie Meyers wrote:

> I've had this happen probably four times in the past year. I stopped
> pishing while in conifer forests over the winter because it happened one
> too many times for my liking during a difficult winter for them. They might
> hear the pishing and think it's a mouse or vole.
>
> Speaking, sort of, of creatures that have had rough winters, there are
> barely any chipmunks around. I saw one in my yard today for the first time
> in several weeks. Barred Owls appear to be working on a nice rebound. I
> know there are multiple hooting males within a mile or so of my house, and
> I had a pair of what I assume were territorial males calling back and forth
> in daylight on Sunday at McLean Refuge in Granby.
>
> Most all the songbirds I've been seeing lately appear to be on territory
> as well. Perhaps the unsettled weather will drop some migrants into our
> area. We could use the rain, it's getting dry out there.
>
> Jamie Meyers
> Canton, CT
>
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>
> Dave, I have had 4 Barred Owls come in after pishing. Only owl species to
> do so.
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