Hello Mr. Owl!
I pulled out of my driveway and noticed the neighbor coming down the road on his tractor. I knew a tractor and my Jeep wouldn’t fit on our one lane dirt road so I decided to put my Jeep in reverse and sit in the drive untill he passed, when all of a sudden I spotted this owl and he was really close, so close I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I had to stop the neighbor and ask him if he noticed it too.
Well of course he did so I was glad to know I wasn’t seeing things.
Well by golly he never moved so I was able to snap several photos of him. He didn’t seem to mind we walking up to him either. I did notice a Robin swooping down trying to get the owl to leave, I assume he was waiting to take her babies out of the nest and was so intent on doing a little nest robbing that he didn’t care about me photographing him.
I was so excited to see the Barred Owl in our area and I decided to print Owl house plans and build a spot for this one to nest. I’m not sure if it will stick around but I’m going to build the nesting box in hopes it does.
Here’s a fun little tip about the Barred Owl: It’s call sounds like “Who cooks for you?”