My family loves owls. We live on a green belt and have heard and seen the larger Great Horned Owls many many times. We can be found trailing after owls at dusk when we see or hear clues that they're around. My husband has owl ears--we can be in the middle of an intense movie scene, and he'll pause it, ears listening. I can never believe it when he says he thought he heard an owl. He's good.