Heard familiar Barred Owl call around 4pm from woods by Birding Trail marker #5 followed by many calls from crows. Walked along trail following sound of crows and spotted the owl fly from tree 20 feet ahead to another tree 30 feet away.
Several owls observed calling and foraging in a field.
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
A pair of owls was being harassed by a murder of crows.
11am, sunny, landed on trail then flew off, id uncertain, but best guess
Finally photographed the barred owl that greets me in the twilight hours.
Owls are a group of birds that belong to the order Strigiformes, constituting 200 extant bird of prey species. Most are solitary and nocturnal, with some exceptions (e.g., the Northern Hawk Owl). Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica, most of Greenland, and some remote islands. Owls are characterized by their small beaks and wide...