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Barred Owl

Species Details

The most common owl found at Radnor Lake, it is active during the day, and may be seen quietly perched on a limb above the trail, or heard calling, “who-cooks-for-you, who-cooks–for- you-all”. Groups of 3 or more sometimes communicate with a series of raucous howls and squawks. Like the seldom-seen resident Great-Horned and Screech owls, they fly in complete silence, which helps them hunt for rodents and small birds. They also feed on snails and frogs.