Barred Owl: Jan. 18, 2023

The Barred Owl is one of the most familiar owls throughout much of Ontario. While other owls have yellow or orange eyes, the Barred Owl has dark eyes. Except for the streaked breast, most of its plumage is barred (as its name suggests), barred with dark brown on buffy gray background.

Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Barred Owl

Other birds:

Red-tailed Hawk
Common Raven
Common Raven
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Red-tailed Hawk
Mourning Dove
American Kestrel
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel

Some botany:

Evening Primrose (Oenothera)
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadense)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Larch (Larix decidua)
Silver Maple (Acer sachharinum)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila)
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Queen Anne’s-lace (Daucus carota)

Today’s group:

MAILBOX

I just wanted to pass on the name of the birding mystery series to you now that I remembered   They are light reading but fun for bird lovers.

A Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows – Ebook | Scribd

NATURE POETRY

A rose is a rose all times of the year.
I have one out in the garden there,
In the deep grass out by the gray old stair
A breath of June in December drear.         – Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856–1935)

Miles Hearn



2 thoughts on “Barred Owl: Jan. 18, 2023

  1. Lisa Volkov

    I remember the first time I saw a Barred Owl, on a hike. I didn’t know what kind it was, and looked it up. Since then, I have seen others, and it’s always a thrill!

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  2. barbara huth

    thanks for the Birder Murder series referral. Link to scribd doesn’t work (& is $13/mo after 1st month) as it’s a British title, as divulged by ref to DI lead character, but Toronto Public Library has the series, both as online & book in hand. Cheers, b

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