It’s been two and a half years since the last time I ran into an owl of any kind while out hiking in Dutchess County. Today, the counter resets!
I spent nearly the entire day at Peach Hill Park in Poughkeepsie and I came up on an unexpected surprise towards the back of the park. A barred owl was staring right at me, so I froze and took this picture. He flew off moments later.
How’s that for my first real hike in over a month? 🙂