If I was reading a blog and someone posted what I am about to post, I would NOT even believe it. I wouldn't. Not for a second.
So... I was sitting in the living room having an after dinner glass of Cabernet when I heard a familiar "thunk" on the window just to my right. A bird. And then I saw Martha leap onto the bird. I saw its large wings flapping as she tried to carry it away. Paul ran out to shoo her away and as he did I saw the bird. Paul saw the bird. We saw it stagger and fly from her grasp.
It was a Boreal Owl. A Boreal Owl. What is going on?
Three species of owls in a week. Something amazing is going to happen. I can feel it.
Upon further inspection, the first owl we spotted was indeed a Boreal, not a Barred. Still crazy nonetheless. And the one that hit the window was a Saw Whet Owl. The guy pictured above.