Owls are one of the most recognizable groups of birds in Wisconsin. With their distinctive calls, unique character, and wise reputations, many people respect and enjoy these dynamic birds.
Wisconsin hosts eight species of nesting owls year-round including the Northern Saw-whet (smallest), Eastern Screech, Long-eared, Short-eared, Barred, Barn, Great Horned, and Great Gray (largest) owls. As a bonus, in most winters at least a few (sometimes dozens) of Snowy owls (largest in North America) arrive from the Arctic to spend a relaxing winter in our game-rich state.
As a testament to the hardiness of owls, some species begin nesting as early as mid-February. In fact, now is the time to go “owling” by listening closely in the evening for the call of males trying to attract a female to their nesting territory.
Once owls form a pair, they build a nest and lay one egg a day (usually 2-4, but sometimes up to 7!). However, the chilly start to the nesting season requires the 30–37-day incubation period to begin immediately to protect the eggs from freezing. As a result, the owl eggs hatch at a rate of one a day, in the order they were laid. This leads to babies of all different sizes in the nest with parents working overtime to keep everyone fed.
Like owls, Horicon Bankers know our customers’ needs come in a wide range of sizes and different forms. For that reason, we take the time to listen and get to know each customer. This helps us design and recommend appropriate banking products like Gliding Free Checking, Relationship Business Checking, Treasury and Commercial Payment solutions, and Business Credit Cards to help our customers succeed.
Horicon Bankers also show they give hoot by bringing customers leading edge technology and online banking services. Examples include, online banking, convenient branch locations, new Interactive Teller Machines, and a host of other innovations to better serve and keep you connected to your financial services.
Horicon Bank provides in person, virtual, and digital access to personal, commercial, and agricultural saving and lending, treasury management, home equity lines of credit, auto loans, savings accounts, CD’s, home loans and many other services available to help you achieve your financial goals. We are available to serve you everywhere on the map and online anytime you need us. Thank you for making us the Natural Choice for all your banking needs!
Keep your eyes and ears open for some hoots and screeches near your home! Good luck with your ”owling”!