Bird of the week 2023 | Week 4

Barred owl [Michael Warren]

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Posted February 17, 2023 | By Michael Warren

Barred owl

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.

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