While we were away in Tobago our house/critter sitter .... also a
birder..... found a dead Barred Owlbeside the road. She said it was
painfully thin and she brought it home and buried it here on the farm.
It seems strange to me as we have an abundance of owl fodder here and the
snow cover here in the lowlands of the river valley has been slim to none
over the last month and a half.