Bird of the week 2023 | Week 4
Barred owl [Michael Warren]
Sometimes in the early evening you’ll hear a plaintive call that sounds like, “Who cooks for you?” That’s a barred owl, Marion County’s most common owl. This dancing owl was fluffing up for a cool evening on a trail at the Fort King National Historic Landmark. The short, wooded trails behind the park take you to a sump spring that once provided water for the historic fort. It’s a great spot for birding.