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The Barred Owl: Who cooks for you?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Kevin brought these photos in to the Loon Lake Realty office of the rare siting of a Barred Owl.

Barred Owl in the pines in Wisconsin forest.

Barred Owl in the pines in Wisconsin forest.

Barred Owl in an Oak Tree in Wisconsin forest.

Barred Owl in an Oak Tree in Wisconsin forest.

Barred Owl in the pines in a Wisconsin forest.

Barred Owl in the pines in a Wisconsin forest.

Photo hint! The photo above was taken with an iPhone through the eye-piece of a pair of binoculars.

For more information about one of Wisconsin’s most elusive creatures here’s some additional info and links:

Barreds are fairly vocal with a repertoire of barks, hoots, yells, shrieks, moans and groans that penetrate the darkness. Their most familiar call is a low, mournful rhythmic eight-hoot often transcribed as “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for y’all” with the final drawled-out note sliding down the scale. On a still night, the haunting owl talk can travel a mile or more.  From:  Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

This owl also has large horizontal bars or bands on the tail which you may see in flight against its gray feathered background. This is how the owl got it’s name, “bar–ed” owl. From:  Wisconsin DNR – The Barred Owl

Please feel free to comment about “Up-North” Wisconsin wildlife sitings of your own! Thanks!

 

 

Kevin In a Clown Outfit

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

After Loon Lake Realty helps someone find and purchase property a real estate agent evaluation is mailed to the customer asking for feedback about their property search. A recent customer, who bought two beautiful lots on the Menominee River, gave us overall high marks for his experience with one of our top agents, Kevin Olson. However, it seems we fell a little short in one particular area and we’d like to remedy that.

Question: “Customer satisfaction is a top priority to our real estate company, from your first contact with the agents, through the property buying process, and after you have owned your property. Please help us do a better job by telling us how we can improve our vacation property service!” Answer: Kevin in a clown outfit!

Kevin in a clown outfit!

Kevin in a clown outfit!