We were pleasantly startled to find this Barred Owl perched on our bridge this week. We have heard one on the property before, but this is the first good look we have had. After some crows started giving him grief, the owl moved to a more sheltered perch in a Curly Willow.
He was visible in this tree for two days, but windy weather has since sent him looking for a more stable roosting spot. I hope he stays around. There are certainly plenty of non-native squirrels and other rodents to keep him busy.