Closeup photograph of a sleeping barred owl, catching a few winks in the forest in between bouts of a robin dive bombing it. I often spot owls by following the sound of robins giving their alarm call, which is basically the robin (and often more than one bird), chirping loudly and incessantly while harassing an owl as it rests. I came upon this particular owl at the edge of a forest with maple trees in the background. By the way, listening for a robin's alarm call is the best way I know to spot an owl and springtime will often bring more sightings as barred owls are likely to hunt more in the daylight hours so that they can feed their young.
July 24th, 2021
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