2020 IS PROVING TO BE A SEASON FOR OWLS – A BIG BARRED HAS PAID 4 VISITS TO ROSEDALE SOUTH

NANCY KENNEDY’ s garden in Rosedale South has been a touchdown site for one well-fed owl. The surroundings must be A+ since it has dropped by four times already. Barred Owls are large and stocky with rounded heads, no ear tufts and medium length rounded tails. Distribution is wide in North America, mostly along the eastern half from Florida to southern Canada. <PHOTO ABOVE by Nancy Kennedy>The population is increasing, so it seems this is a healthy species. When they’re nesting Barred Owls are known to sweep down on people. They’re also known for loud, nighttime screeching. <PHOTO ABOVE from the National Aububon Society>