Barred Owl Sightings on the Rise


Our good friend and frequent Greenwich guest educator, Jim Knox, confirmed that this photo by John Robben is a juvenile Barred Owl.

Photo by John Robben of a juvenile Barred Owl. Zoologist Jim Knox confirmed and added, “A native Connecticut species, the Barred Owl is one of the few owls which hunts during the daytime, especially on overcast days. Though they have excellent vision, Barred Owls are capable of hunting by sound alone, completely utilizing their extraordinary hearing to pinpoint the location of rustling prey in the darkness. ” Jim Knox is a zoologist and curator of education at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 30 minutes away.

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