Late this afternoon I was scanning the eastern shore of Shelburne pond when I spotted a Barred Owl perched on a cedar snag along the shoreline. Seemed like a bit of an odd place for an owl to hang but who am I to judge . It had a splendid view of beautiful pond and a sweeping view of a dynamic sunset to the west -there was all night to catch rodents. Then all of a sudden it jumped off the perch and was dropping to the water 20ft below. It's talons hit with a splash while it's wing tips just grazed the surface. Sorry to say it came up empty "talloned" but nevertheless quite a show!
Fishing?? Can't imagine too many reptiles swimming about as the temperature was heading south of freezing. Not yet having one of those night vision spotting scopes and with toes and fingers freezing, I retreated towards the warm car. The owl returned to its lake viewing perch and I called it a night. Does anyone know if Barred Owls catch fish??