LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The bird of the week is the barred owl.
The Barred Owl is present year-round in Arkansas and is listed as Fairly Common.
The Barred Owl's hooting call, "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?" is a classic sound of old forests and treed swamps. But this attractive owl, with soulful brown eyes and brown-and-white-striped plumage, can also pass completely unnoticed as it flies noiselessly through the dense canopy or snoozes on a tree limb. Originally a bird of the east, during the twentieth century it spread through the Pacific Northwest and southward into California.
All deer hunters know that during an afternoon hunt, once the Barred Owls start calling, that is the time to really start hunting; that just happens to also be when the deer start moving good!