If it’s not one thing it’s another.
There’s an enormous tree just outside the open bedroom window. Something has taken to sitting in it, making an almighty racket.
An owl? Maybe, but not the ‘to-wit too-woo’ of the tawny owls that we have grown so used to. A bit too squeaky for that. Whatever it is, there’s no option but to listen to it. Sleep is now out of the question.
And it wasn’t just the one night either.
By the next time though I am ready. I’ve found a site on the internet with recorded owl calls. Isn’t technology wonderful?
I wish I’d figured out how the volume buttons on the iPad work. I always forget when I’ve got plenty of time and there’s no-one around likely to be disturbed. But now Mike has turned out his light. And I did so want to identify the mysterious call. I reckon I’ll just start up the audio clip and then hit one of the buttons and see what happens. Louder or softer? I’ve a 50/50 chance.
In any case, Mike is asleep. He probably won’t even hear it. Right?
“If that owl comes in here because you are playing that sound…..”
Anyway, I’ve done my own recording now.
I think it’s the sound of a juvenile tawny owl. Anyone know for sure? Listen very carefully and you can hear two of them, calling to each other across the wood. And if you listen more carefully still, at between 10 and 15 seconds in, it may even have caught a mouse!!
This is the first time I’ve experimented with audio files. Let me know if it doesn’t work and I’ll try something else.
You may also need to turn your sound up!