Just as we arrived home from Peterborough this afternoon, my husband saw a Barred Owl swoop down onto a branch not far from our kitchen. After sitting there for a while, it flew a short way, closer to another bird feeder. It then flew down and then back up to a nearby tree. My husband noticed it had caught something, and when I looked through the binoculars, it was eating a junco whole. After that the birds were quite skittish about going to the feeder. This was certainly the most exciting wildlife spotting we’ve had for quite a while!
Observer: Catriona Sinclair