Saturday, April 27, 2013

Barred Owl in the City!

It turns out that owls are not restricted to barns in the country. Early evening, when it was still bright outside, we saw a barred owl perched on a tree branch outside. It looked straight at us through the window. We live within city limits, not all suburbia over here. But we do have a little creek and lots of 50-60 ft trees. And our yard is filled with birds, squirrels and stray cats. So, I can see why it's chosen to hang out in our neighborhood.

We heard it hooting that night. That was the first time any of us have seen and owl or heard it hooting out in the wild. It's amazing!

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