Spotted in Mission: A curious barred owl

Glen Cole, who works in the city of Mission’s administration, spotted this stately barred owl hanging out in the trees across from Mission City Hall:


“I think he was squawking at another bird or vice versa when I ran in to get the camera – was lucky to get these,” Cole said.

Here’s another shot of the owl showing off the impressive range of motion in its neck:


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