@seaeagle There might be some barn owls here but I have never seen any. There are times I hear some screeching and other weird noises so I wouldn't doubt there are barn owls around and maybe other types. They do say the 'Great Horned Owl's' will kill barn owls. That could be very well why I have not noticed barn owls around. There's a large variety of birds here but I could barely begin to tell you their types. BlueJays can be rather noisy. The mockingbirds are noisy but the birds for the most part don't annoy me. Rarely do I hear birds at night. There's the cardinals, various finches and such. There was at one time a white hawk here but that was many years ago. There is wild turkey, turkey vultures, hawks, etc. There's a heron or some such tall bird that likes to eat the frogs in my pond. No way would I use ear plugs. There is wild dogs and such some times that will cause a commotion and I have to get the shot gun and scare them off.
@dutch1898 Crows are one of the smartest birds, they say. At one time there was 3 crows that visited every morning. I would give them corn on the cob that I had plucked from the field next to my property. It was fun to watch them carry it around, eat it, and squawk at each other. Not many crows visit but every so often a few cruise around the grounds.
@lotoole I rarely see owls here but I guess there is some back further in the woods, I don't know. It really could be that the horned owls are here and that would be why there isn't other owls. Of course owls are pretty much nocturnal and I am not out there much at night, especially in the colder months. They are very weird looking birds, for sure, and the babies are really cute.