It's a Brown Owl, Right?!
by Mike Wiley
I took one look at Myles Clarke’s September Pender Post cover photo and said “brown owl.” Although I didn’t quite bow after my statement, I did feel pretty clever. Apparently, my statement lacked a few details that a birder would have considered imperative. Words like Barred owl, juvenile, and even tree would have been nice and, for me, quite technical.
Apparently, at 8 am when this photo was taken, neither our subject nor his/her sibling were exchanging quiet comments like, “Psst, over here.” Although not being overly familiar with birder jargon, I would hazard a guess that “racket” would be a close description of the animated conversation between the owl siblings.
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