Today I discovered a Barred Owl who has recently taken up post in my backyard. In the past we have had Great Horned Owls come and go, leaving their famous 'Whoo ooh' as a parting gift. This guy was very quiet and elegant as he took up perch in the yard and was kind enough to let me photograph him. I can only hope he hunts down some pesky mice that seem to be in abundance lately. Hunt away Mr. Owl, hunt away!