What a fun night!!! I spent most of it flat on my back staring at the ceiling. You know those nights ... everyone has them. Lucky for me, I was serenaded most all night long. Come to think of it, that's probably why I was staring at the ceiling.
The tap tap tap ... tap tap tap on the window was like a woodpecker on a tree. I thought I might sneak out with my camera, but it was 36 degrees outside ... in the dark. And then the hoo-hoo's started. That wasn't enough to get me up, but the hiccups that followed was. There's nothing like chugging half a bottle of water at 2 am.
I wandered around the back yard in the freezing cold, but not for long. I counted not one, but FIVE different Hoo's, hooting for all they were worth. I tried to record them for you, but I was too far away. That was fun ... no use going back to bed now!
For those that have been seeing the weirdness in the sky lately, this is a Sun Dog. It's an atmospheric phenomenon that you don't see very often. This image was taken by a resident at the Salton Sea. Pretty cool. This has absolutely nothing to do with me wandering around in the middle of the night.