Spotted in Prairie Village: A gutsy Barred Owl

Reader Benjamin Thompson of Prairie Village sent us this pic of a big, beautiful Barred Owl hanging out on his patio furniture last week:


Thompson reports that he and his wife kept hearing loud bangs against the outside of their house around 7:30 a.m. When he went to investigate one morning, he saw two of the owls perched on the patio.

“After further inspection, there are marks on our sliding glass window and rips in our screen door,” he wrote. “ I heard the same noises yesterday and today and saw only one.  I think they are seeing their reflection in the windows and inadvertently flying into them.”