I feel very lucky to have the nature I do in my life.
I had never seen an Owl in public before until living here (only sadly tied to perches in zoos.) I am sure by the looks they give me I am annoying them, I try not to annoy them. They make me smile.
These guys are all over the east coast to the middle of the country and in the Pacific Northwest
For a few weeks our afternoon walk included seeing this fine feathered fellow , The Barred Owl.
We listen to the birds, alot.
The Crows always mention whats going on, in a less the subtle way.
Many a lunch time has been spent spotting this owl, We have the pleasure of having been in his presence in many a local park.
more great info at National Geographic.