The Barred Owl – In my backyard!

I’ve been hearing an owl hoo-hooing in our backyard for months.  I listened on the internet for owl sounds and it sounded very similar to a great horned owl, but I could never find it to confirm.

Well today was the day.  My owl is a barred owl!!  Look at this beautiful creature!  I feel so honored that it chose my trees to hang out in!

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This owl is pretty common.  It’s also referred to as the “hoot” owl because of it’s distinctive call.  (Click here to hear it).  It’s also called a wood owl, striped owl and a rain owl (perfect for Oregon).  I call it beautiful!

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Look at those amazing, soulful eyes!! They can see deep inside your spirit!

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I love living away from the city!! And I love my backyard!

 

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About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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