I got an email from a fellow OTOW resident that there was an immature Barred Owl just down the street from our community. Bill and I grabbed our binoculars and camera and off we went.
Sure enough we spotted the owl exactly where the email indicated it would be.
We've been back a couple of times to see if the parents were around, but we haven't seen them.
He's awfully cute and responds when Bill does his owl call.
After checking on the baby owl, we headed to Shalom Park to check on our nest of Blue Herons.
They don't look much like babies anymore - except for the fuzzy heads.
We are getting reports that some of the colorful neo-tropical birds are returning to Florida - so we are keeping a sharp eye out for them. Wish us luck!