The 'large gray-brown, puffy headed, woodland Owl' or Barred Owl as he might be better known, is giving wise consideration to his territory through a perfectly understandable and spontaneous deranged laughter which day or night can suddenly issue from the canopy.
And at this time of year a local cosmopolitan family of oscine passerine
birds or Crows aren't that well occupied by anything very much, they'll
rattle around, looking for entertainment and maybe a little something to eat and
if that fails to suffice there's always a Barred Owl to jeer at.