Barred Owl - Gill yard, Franklin Co., MA. November 8th, 2012. Panasonix Lumix FZ7.
Matan (just five years old) spotted and identified this one from the sofa in our living room. It lingered just long enough for Susannah to take a few pics through the living room window using my camera! The extra-ordinary, near daily sequence of Barred Owl observations in Gill goes on. We've heard them in and around the yard before, but this was our first sighting of a Barred Owl actually in the yard. It was most likely drawn to the activity around our bird feeders and provided the whole family with a very exciting start to the day.