Friendly resident

by K Murray
(Stouffville, Ontario, Canada)

I live in a rural part of Whitchurch Stouffville and this beauty is a regular on our quiet street.

Seen him/her maybe 5 or 6 times now and hear it nearly every night.

I drove right up next to it for this photo.

Wow, great shot! Thank you for sending this to us!

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Great Day Shot!
by: Tammy

This wonderful bird is actually a Barred Owl - the ones who call "who-cooks-for-you" (although I've learned we're not supposed to repeat it to them as it might challenge them in their territory (if they're nesting, etc.). They can actually sound like a band of wild monkeys at times, too. The call of a juvenile Barred Owl is incredibly unusual & doesn't sound like an owl. Our local Barred owl, that didn't seem that large, dispatched a large rabbit outside our rural back door not long ago. They are certainly formidable hunters. Thanks for your picture. I loved seeing one during the day!

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