Barred Owl Encounter

Post date: Nov 30, 2008 7:56:8 PM

This afternoon I had the most wonderful experience of seeing a barred owl! I have seen them before, but only in glimpses. I saw this one fly across the road and land in the crook of a tree branch. I slowly approached it and was only about 20 feet away when he turned to me. I tried to take in all the details that I could ... mostly I noticed his eyes were jet black and he was able to stare so intently at me that I began to feel vulnerable. He looked very serious, somber and he was most haunting. His beak was a mustard yellow and his velvet wings were dappled with brown, black and white. I so desperately want to keep him etched in my mind. I am sure you will understand when you see some felted owls coming along.