I've been seeing pictures online of Barred Owls at the Colleyville Nature Center. Having the morning off today, I decided to head over and see if I could find them.
On my way to said nest I hopped over a small creek, and this one flew practically right over my head as I did so. Shame on me for being so focused on getting to the nest that I wasn't scanning the trees! Fortunately he didn't fly far, and I had slightly better light when he landed.
Carolina Wren stopped by briefly to sing me a pretty little song.
My hopes went up a little when the female called and the male answered, and they continued calling back and forth for a few minutes. I thought some sort of movement would be forthcoming, but that was not the case. Well, at least I know where the nest is for a future visit.
Fox Squirrels, as normal. Just a few feet from my car, this little badass shot me some stink eye.
I got the great owl shot I was hoping for plus more, and set myself up for future trips. Great morning!