The phone rang on Tuesday night just before dark. My other baby brother said “Grab your camera and come see the Owl.” He told me where to park and where to walk.
There were two Owls. They had a eerie screechy call. One was in the tree for a short time and then went hunting in the tall grass in the woods. The other was perched in a tree.
We didn’t know for sure what kind of an Owl it was. I looked at my bird book and on the Minnesota DNR website and found that it is a Barred Owl.
The Barred Owl is the only Owl in Minnesota that has brown/black eyes…all the other Owls have yellow eyes.
It was getting dark…but I was very happy to get these photos.
Later they moved from my other baby brothers to our yard. Probably hunting for rabbits. Chance was not the least bit impressed with them and was not real pleased to share his yard…yesterday he wanted to stay inside most of the day…a chipmunk finally enticed him outside.
I hoped that the Owls would return again last night but no such luck they must have been just passing through…and at least one bunny rabbit escaped!