Barred seem to be popping up all over the city in the last couple of years. Last year at Heron Cove off Park Center, at Shakespeare and at Barber Park and I heard also Hulls Gulch. What do you think Jay are they breeding close by now or just more of them migrating in for the winter?
I had a walking (& socially-distanced) meeting this afternoon in the park and while chatting back at the cars @ 459pm, I noticed a Barred Owl fly in and land on a pine over the fence separating the park (along Ann Morrison Park drive not far past the speed bump/dip) from apartments to the N.
I snapped a “proof” pic from my cell phone - very zoomed in as we stayed far away.
We’re lucky to get some cool owls visit in winter - as usual, I’ll ask people to keep their distance so we can minimize disturbance
. Even if the bird doesn’t exhibit obvious signs of stress, our presence can be & usually is stressful - especially if we get & stay close. In fact, studies have shown that the many passers-by (frisbee golf, etc.) are usually much less disturbing than a birdwatcher or photographer standing still with lenses trained on the bird.
Thanks! & hopefully this bird will linger for a while 🤞🤞
"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God" 2COR 3:5