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There are really three common owls at ROLF on the North Fork;
1. The Barred Owl – the eight hooter; call “who cooks for you, who cooks for you, who cooks for you all”, a a variety of screeches and whistles. The frequently hoot back in forth to each other in groups.
2. The Great Horned Owl – Large, yellow eyes, the hunter of the midnight woods; call “who who who whoa”; not as loud as the Barred owl.
3. Screech Owl – a small owl that whinnys like a horse; with a quavering sad lonely call; usually right a dusk and again at dawn.
All three owls are common and can be seen just prior to dusk flying on roads.