Female Great-horned Owl Squawks, Sierra Foothills
While in the Rock Creek Nature area East of Nevada City, CA on the night of July 18, 2007, great-horned owls were active. A juvenile was begging, and this female was squawking away. One could easily mistake this vocalization for a noise normally protested against in social settings with a certain vehemence. A begging juvenile can be heard faintly in the background (as always, use headphones when possible to get the subtle background sounds).