For two years my baby’s mama and I would hear the call of a Barred Owl, one of several owls that inhabit Ohio. But despite our attempts we never saw one.
The Barred Owl pictured lives near an urban bird sanctuary in Walnut Hills, very close to Owl’s Nest Park on Madison Ave. There are Redtail Hawks, Deer, Chipmunks, Rabbits, Mice, Squirrels, Woodpeckers, in the woods along the Ohio River.
Today a predator stood just outside our window in the hallow of a tree cut down with disease; a perfectly covered hallow on three sides providing shelter from attack while looking in our window. A squirrel teamed up with a highly vocal bird and they screamed a warning out to all. Their bark continuous, their warning a siren that did not go off.