Date: 12/18/17 9:44 am From: Tom Crabtree <tc...> Subject: [COBOL] West Hills Barred Owl
I was surprised this morning by a Barred Owl taking a bath in the water feature in my back yard. It then flew up a short distance to a branch overhanging the stream, but when I opened the door to get a picture my border collie, Athena, charged out and scared it off. It didn't fly far. When I went to leave for work chickadees and nuthatches were starting to mob it in a juniper in my side yard. Unfortunately I had to rush off to work for an 8:15 hearing this morning or I would have pinned it down better. If you'd like to look for it, it was at the SE corner of NW Iowa and West Hills Avenues in Bend. I'll post photos (not that anyone doesn't know what a Barred Owl looks like) tonight.