This morning at 3:30 a pair of Great Horned Owls apparently hooked up for a duet in my neighborhood. While I've previously seen and heard the one owl, there are definitely two now. Its prime breeding season for these guys here in Pennsylvania, so love is in the air. Or at least the hormonal and social activities that we associate with love in our human world. Bird love may be different in many ways, but to the extent that human couples and bird couples share hormonal sexual responses to each other, birds and humans may have a lot in common. So if it ain't love, maybe its at least lust.
We still have a lot to learn about bird feelings and emotions.
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