Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wild Wedneday, Barred Owl

The Barred Owl is named (like a chicken) for the horizontal stripped or barred pattern on its feathers. We've heard them on our wooded property, but never seen one. One night, in the winter, Zach and I were sound asleep when we were both startled awake by the familiar "whoo-cooks-for-you, whoo-cooks-for-you-allllll" Which is what their "hoot" sounds like. The owl was so close it sounded as if it had landed on the roof under the window.

This photograph was taken at the Howell Nature Center. For their information visit the Fun Stuff and Good Reads page.

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