. Department circular. Agriculture. 18 alarm. The long-eared owl commonly is a close sitter. When one has discovered an occupied nest, the chances of watching the occupant from a blind depend on conditions, but while the young are growing the parents are continually^ going and com- ing. At such times owls may be seen on the afternoons of cloudy or stormy days. In severe winter weather screech owls sometimes enter barns, where they kill mice or doves. They nest in April, often in an old, hollow orchard tree. You may sometimes find a screech owl sitting on a limb in daylight or at dusk. If the j

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. Department circular. Agriculture. 18 alarm. The long-eared owl commonly is a close sitter. When one has discovered an occupied nest, the chances of watching the occupant from a blind depend on conditions, but while the young are growing the parents are continually^ going and com- ing. At such times owls may be seen on the afternoons of cloudy or stormy days. In severe winter weather screech owls sometimes enter barns, where they kill mice or doves. They nest in April, often in an old, hollow orchard tree. You may sometimes find a screech owl sitting on a limb in daylight or at dusk. If the j
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. Department circular. Agriculture. 18 alarm. The long-eared owl commonly is a close sitter. When one has discovered an occupied nest, the chances of watching the occupant from a blind depend on conditions, but while the young are growing the parents are continually^ going and com- ing. At such times owls may be seen on the afternoons of cloudy or stormy days. In severe winter weather screech owls sometimes enter barns, where they kill mice or doves. They nest in April, often in an old, hollow orchard tree. You may sometimes find a screech owl sitting on a limb in daylight or at dusk. If the jays or the smaller birds find it, they will tell you where to look. Jays * seem to delight in mobbing a screech owl, and telling every- bodv all about it.. The busy jays. The best time to observe the hawks in flight is in September, when they are on their southward migration. A great flight usually goes over near the middle of the month; then one must watch the sky. Bird Ventriloquists. The bird seeker must learn to notice every sound'and move- ment in the woods and fields. He must try to follow every strange note to its source. The expert usually hears a bird before he sees it. Some birds are ventriloquists; when the bird is hidden by the leaves, the song seems to come first from one tree and then from another. For this reason the scarlet. 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.. Massachusetts. Dept. of Agriculture. Boston, Mass.