A barred owl, that’s who!
Last week, Roger spotted this handsome fellow in the woods near our home. He hurried back to get me and my camera. When we returned to the spot, the owl was still perched on the branch, the pattern of his feathers blending in with the bark of a large maple tree. The light was fading quickly, but I was able to snap 4 or 5 pictures before he swooped away on silent wings.
Barred owls are quite common on PEI but this was the first time I’ve ever seen one.
It’s Monday morning and the sun is trying to break through the thick cloud cover that has blanketed the Island for the last 4 or 5 days. Torrential rain and flooding struck many areas in the Maritimes over the weekend, although the Island wasn’t hit as hard as areas in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
It’s a weak, watery gleam of sunlight so far but oh. so. welcome!
A good day to take a walk.