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On Sunday, March 29th, Mom, Tim and I attended the Wildlife in Need Center’s annual pancake breakfast. The food was great. The staff was so wonderful. I was able to ask a lot of questions and learn a lot. As you know by now, wildlife is dear to my heart.

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This is Sova. She is a Barred Owl. What a sweetheart! She was hit by a car, and that is how she came to live as an Ambassador at the Wildlife in Need Center. She had to have an eye removed, so she could not live on her own in the wild. I THINK she also had wing damage, but I may be wrong on that.

Some info on these beautiful owls: The Barred Owl will usually live in mature forests usually near water.  They nest in tree caveties, and lay from one to five eggs that take right around a month to incubate. Barred Owls hunt from sunset throughout the night for small animals and mostly rodents. They do not migrate in the winter, but they will wander if the food is scarce.

Barred Owls grow to 16.9 – 19.7 inches in length, have a wingspan of 39-43.3 inches, and weigh from 16.6-37 ounces.

Thanks for stopping by!

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