A Special Sighting

This summer a boy named Zempei who is very knowledgeable about raptors and wished to spot a barred owl while on Hornby Island visited the Centre with his family. One of the Natural History stewards suggested that, when the family go walking in Helliwell Park, they follow the sound of excited robins and other birds, for where there are barred owls there are often birds trying to chase them away from their nests! Fortunately upon following the sound of birds chirping Zempei and his family spotted this beautiful barred owl perched in the pine trees. Zempei’s dad Aaron McLeish took these photos. We appreciate his mother Yuki for sharing these lovely pictures with us.

Drawing of an owl at the Natural History Centre. Photo by Zempei, age five.

Drawing of an owl at the Natural History Centre. Photo by Zempei, age five.

One Comment on “A Special Sighting

  1. Way to go Zempei!!

    You’re talents will take you far!!
    Clearly you have amazing vision. Not to mention, an ear for all those sounds of beauty!

    Keep up the happy tracking!!

    Much love from Jiffy

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