Bird Sounds: Barn Owl

Listen to the bird sounds of the Barn Owl.

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I grew up on a dairy farm.

I grew up on a dairy farm. Iremember climbing a wood silo and finding 2 or 3 barn owls sitting and hissing and swaying @ me. They move in a circle or oval. Memories.

Of all the birds in North

Of all the birds in North America(United States), The owls are my favorite birds...of the owls, The Barn Owl is my favorite. Just wish I was a wildlife rehabilitator so I could maybe have more contact with them.

Only have seen them in

Only have seen them in flight; rather I had 1 swoop down near my head when I was a child of 5 years. They are scary sounding as they look.

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