This is a true story. Can you explain this bird behavior?
I am sitting on my back porch in a rocking chair postponed in the evening. A bird swoops down and perches on the back of a stool no more than 5 ft away from me. It is a screech owl. I freeze thinking that this is a once in a lifetime experience.
After five minutes or so, I own to move; so I uncross my legs. The bird stays perched. I cross my legs. I begin to rock again. The bird stays perched. I start to talk to the bird, then I sing a tune, afterwards I start to make screech owl bird sounds. The bird doesn't move. After quite a while, I attain cold and I want my husband to see this sight. I get up and open the door. The Bird Stays Perched. I procure my husband out of bed. We both go to the door, open it and look at the bird. He stays perched.
I begin to step to my chair again, and he finally flies away.
WHAT would make a shriek owl so bold as to stayed perched so close to a moving, talking, singing, mimicing, walking human being for so long?
He even pooped a couple of times while staying perched on the back of the stool while I was sitting there.
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It can be a co-incidence, once in a lifetime article but then the owl can also be a tamed one or maybe living in your backyard.
Better keep hold of a watch in the future result in it might be a cause of concern if you have small children.
If I am not wrong it is probably the noise U make when U rock your chair... and also your birdie's speech with IT... That "interest" IT... Some bird are curious like human...
It seems that that species is small and may prefer wooded suburban areas to heavily wooded areas where it would encounter larger predators. http://www.owlpages.com/owls.php?genus=M... It probably lives contained by your backyard. Look for trees with large holes in them.
WOW, Janet i.e. AMAZING! Google "owl totems" and see if that helps any. It's definitely a sign. Something is patently coming down the pike.
Him/her pooping on your deck, that's him giving you some of his Owl Power. Cause you'll need it. (according to American Indians)
Since this is your home, this bird may have seen you here before and observed you not doing anything threatening. When it came closer and perched, it may simply have be curious about the rocking motions. Many birds are quite intelligent, as shown by various experiments, although I'm not aware of any done specifically beside owls. It waited to see what you would do. You remained still for awhile, made no threatening moves, and when you did move, it was not toward the bird as if to attack it, so it apparently saw no stipulation to dash off. Only when you moved toward your chair, and probably toward the bird, did it instigate to think maybe you might pose a threat, and so flew off. Probably you weren't making any interesting rocking motions by that time any, so it wasn't curious anymore either.
Now, if you had shouted, gesticulated like wildfire, or lunged at it, as if you were trying to hit it, I'll bet it would have flown absent sooner. Owls are predators, so they must be fairly smart critters. But it could see weren't trying to attack. Rhythmic movements like rocking are used to lull quite few animals, approaching snakes (think of those Indian snake charmers, rocking from side to side as they play some sort of flute that a snake probably can't hear), mothers rocking babies to sleep, and I've used similar movements to calm a nervous doggy during thunderstorms. I think it's the certainty that it's slow, smooth, and repetitive as opposed to sudden, unpredictable, and jerky movements, that beasties of any sort find soothing -- and interesting.
he be probably just young and curious!