I was told that I might see Barred Owls in the area of Forest Park where there are a stand of conifers on Skinker...so that's where I went today...of course, no sign of the owls, but since I do love the
I took some photos of them....I am glad I saw several of them, as I was told that a mosquito-borne infection had almost wiped them out some time ago.
Here's a male , near the tree-trunk:
I also took a long shot of the bird in the tree:
And one of the female:
I quickly shot this
before he flew off:
have started coming back, though they've not got their bright colours yet:
(also I was shooting against the sky! Whoever named these birds with such a harsh name, I wonder!)
One Blue Jay was eating his lunch a little later:
I'm very happy with the common birds..they're quite colourful enough for me!
Some of the other things I saw on my walk, up next...