November 10, 2011

PM, T=40 (!), clear, cold with full moon

This is the second night I’ve heard flying squirrels cheeping high in trees on several sides of our house.  Is this the time of year for mating?  Does the full moon have anything to do with it?   No sign of owls for months; are they all dead from drought, hawk attacks and lack of insect hatches?

November 16, 2011

PM, T=68, moist, scattered clouds

I think I heard an owl trilling tonight, 9:15 pm, monotonic trills, soft, pitch E above Middle C, about 10 bouts separated by gaps of a few seconds, sounded like they were coming from the big sweetgum next door.