Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Neighborhood Watch

This beautiful barn owl is part of the neighborhood watch on mice, voles, and other rodents. This one is a fairly large owl and it is difficult to tell the difference between male and female. The owl does not hoot, but it make a loud screetching call. The wing span is enormous and the white face has given the owl the nickname of ghost owl. Since it was viewed near the full moon, we will call it the moon owl! No matter the name nor the sex of the bird, it sure is a beautiful bird! 

This February Snow Moon had the perfect timing of shining brightly on Valentine's Day. 
As you can tell we are all under the spell of the Night Watch!

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