Can’t identify this bird/hawk/falcon? Usually working in the yard and abruptly there is silence. The birds and squirrels are completely quiet. Sometimes I will glimpse him silently maneuvering through the trees and just this one time the camera was nearby. Couldn’t get a good shot though. He doesn’t look all that menacing.
Was awakened one night about 4 months ago around 2 am to the weirdest sound. Somewhere between a monkey and an owl. Kept hearing this sound way early in the morning. Figured it was an owl or possibly a Chupacabra. Went to All About Birds site and listened to different owl calls and discovered it was a barred owl.
Never caught a glimpse of the owl for the past 4 months until last week: