i was awoken at 4 am on the dot by something i never thought i would ever hear in my neighborhood at night.
LITERALLY OUTSIDE MY WINDOW! 8D
i have NEVER seen a wild/city owl during the night before, let alone a pair. This just got me so excited i can just barely contain myself!
i've always been a bit of a bird freak and always lose it whenever i personally witness something new or amazing. This little chance encounter is on par with my first time seeing a kingfisher in one of the small lakes around here.
i just wish i had some sort of device that could have captured a coherent image in the dark so i could properly identify their species. Really all i was able to see were some shadowy outlines upon the neighbor's chimney and heard their distinct call. i was however, able to spot tufts of feathers or "horns", so they are definitely a type of horned owl.
Oh dear this has me excited! i might search the neighborhood to see of i can find some owl pellets and perhaps track down an approximate location to where they may be roosting.
Aah...i should really go back to sleep now.
Good night... er... morning? Whatever! Go to sleep, Emerald!