Featured Photo: Barred Owl
Barred Owls are not your typical feeder birds, but we have heard from a number of FeederWatchers over the past few weeks about close encounters with these wonderful birds. A series of snow storms in the East has led to an increase in sightings near feeders. The owls are presumably searching for rodents in the vicinity of the feeders. Jo-Ann Ecker of Woodstock, Vermont, wrote, “We have been waiting for our resident Barred Owl to show up at our feeder and it took the huge snow storm of January 12 to do it. He sat very patiently waiting for something to show up but unfortunately he flew away empty beaked.”
To learn more about Barred Owls, visit the species account on All About Birds.