|Just in the last six or so weeks the list Eric keeps on the chalkboard on the side of our mudroom fridge has about doubled|
We also hear what we think is a Northern Pygmy-Owl. An Audubon Handbook:Western Birds describes their call as a, "soft, hollow abbreviated hoo, repeated every few seconds, also gives a short, rapid trill." I kind of wish it was the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (listed on the facing page), because their call is described as a, "long series of took or poop notes, usually two notes per second or faster." POOP NOTES! Fast ones. Also, "Ferruginous" is way more fun to say than "Northern."
UPDATE: The "we" regarding the Northern Pygmy-Owl is me and our moms, not necessarily Eric.