|Moonlight bouncing off fog banks between Butano Ridge and Long Ridge.|
If the hoot is from the backyard, the great-horned owl is in the dead tree. The front yard - on the telephone pole in the orchard. A little farther out - then on one of the fence posts along the driveway. My puny human ears can somehow triangulate their deep adult hoots. And I've learned their favorite roosts over four years of moonlit visits.
|Adult great-horned owls are easy to spot against the night sky.|
When I turn off the music, all those people sounds, your alien song lures me out on these sweet summer nights. The moon is getting fuller and I just can't resist prowling around in the semi-dark trying to find you.
|Near the western boundary of the Dipper Ranch, a line of Douglas fir trees backlit by a "moonbank".|