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12/14/2021 12:08PM  
I am thinking Barred Owl.
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12/14/2021 03:56PM  
Cool pic. I love owls!

I used to have screech owls but not for a long time.
12/14/2021 06:54PM  
Your idea that it is a Barred Owl is likely correct. I cannot see horizontal bars below the head, but the lower vertical streaks, the face, and the habitat seem to be right.
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03/16/2022 06:02PM  
here's an owl article from a recent star trib article with a pic of a barred and more.

How to tell which owl is hooting — or hiding — in your neighborhood
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