Michelle's husband took this photo of the owl in their backyard. He says, "this is the first time for a barred owl... many years ago we had an entire family of what I think were Eastern Screech owls, mom, dad and three or four baby owls. They hung around for a couple years and then - poof - they were gone. I made the kids and most of the neighbors come look at them. Eastern Screech owls are small but way cool because of the bright yellow eyes."