I was at my easel, as usual, painting away and noticed a flash in my window. To my surprise, this barred owl landed on my shepherd's hook outside my window. He stayed for hours until he moved to my heated bird bath. As we speak, he is patiently waiting in a tree above my deer feeder. I have an unusual amount of squirrels and vermin in my yard...because...well, I let them stay here. I have a feeling this guy thinks he has hit the lotto! And from the amount of, well, eating, he has done today...I think he might stay.