On this day, my plan was to visit Lynde Shores and take some photos of the Wild Turkeys who are often there.
En route, I stopped on Hall’s Road to have a look at the marsh there.
I was pleased to find a Barred Owl on the short trail from the road to the marsh.
Barred Owls are uncommon and found in mature forests particularly near hardwood swamps. They are mostly nocturnal and hunt mainly for small mammals.
I always think of the Van Morrison song “Brown-eyed Girl” when I see one.
I never did get to the Turkey area and, instead, fed some hungry birds including a Swamp Sparrow; a species which I rarely see in winter.
Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins. – Gustave Flaubert