. Birds of New York. Birds. BIRDS OF NEW YORK 125 only the soft parts of mice to the very young nssthngs, a habit which is probably practised by most of our birds of prey. The voice of this owl is deeper toned and more sonorous than that of the Barred owl and uttered with more even intonation though less regular in form and accent, the usual cry consisting of 6 syllables on the same key, which has gained it the name of six hooter in some parts of the State. This cry, which may be written whoo, hoo-hoo-hoo, whoo, wJioo,. Photo by W. E. Lauderdale, jr Great horned owl's nest and eggs in hollow t

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. Birds of New York. Birds. BIRDS OF NEW YORK 125 only the soft parts of mice to the very young nssthngs, a habit which is probably practised by most of our birds of prey. The voice of this owl is deeper toned and more sonorous than that of the Barred owl and uttered with more even intonation though less regular in form and accent, the usual cry consisting of 6 syllables on the same key, which has gained it the name of six hooter in some parts of the State. This cry, which may be written whoo, hoo-hoo-hoo, whoo, wJioo,. Photo by W. E. Lauderdale, jr Great horned owl's nest and eggs in hollow t
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. Birds of New York. Birds. BIRDS OF NEW YORK 125 only the soft parts of mice to the very young nssthngs, a habit which is probably practised by most of our birds of prey. The voice of this owl is deeper toned and more sonorous than that of the Barred owl and uttered with more even intonation though less regular in form and accent, the usual cry consisting of 6 syllables on the same key, which has gained it the name of six hooter in some parts of the State. This cry, which may be written whoo, hoo-hoo-hoo, whoo, wJioo,. Photo by W. E. Lauderdale, jr Great horned owl's nest and eggs in hollow tree I have frequently mistaken for the distant baying of a large dog, or even for the tooting of a freight engine in the distant valley. My early recol- lections of the " sugar bush," where I was occasionally permitted to watch the boiling sap throughout the moonlight nights of early March, are inseparably associated with the wonderful vocal performances of the Great horned owl, answered and reechoed between the hills, until they seemed at times to pervade the air completely. This owl nests early in the season, fresh eggs in this State usually. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Eaton, Elon Howard, 1866-1934; Noyes, Nicholas H. fmo. Albany, University of the State of New York