This Barred Owl was spotted near Reedy Creek along the road leading to Nickel Bridge.
Barred Owl facts courtesy of Raptor Conversancy of Virginia:
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
A resident species in Virginia. Found from Canada south through the eastern United States to the Gulf Coast, including Florida and Texas.
Length 17–20 inches
Wingspan 39–43 inches
Weight 17–37 ounces
Woodlands, swamps, dense forests, lake shores, ravines; usually near water.
Mice, insects, snakes, lizards and salamanders; also known to eat smaller owls and other birds.
A non-tufted owl, and the only eastern owl with deep brown eyes which can appear blue-black in certain light. Nests in cavities in trees, but will use old nests of red-shouldered hawks, crows or ravens. A vocal owl with a variety of calls. Most common hoot is a sequence of “Who-cooks-for-you, Who-cooks-for-you?“
Music in the Park Returns
There will be two free concerts held at Forest Hill Park.
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters on Friday at Forest Hill Park
The weather hasn’t been kind to this year’s Movies in the park hopefully we’ll luck out.
This Friday night Richmond VA Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities is showing Ghostbusters (the original Bill Murray classic) at Forest Hill Park. Bring your blanket, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. The movie starts when it’s dark enough.
Richmond BizSense.com Reporting Bank of America Near O’Toole’s Closing Permanently
The bank closed “temporarily” at the start of the Covid-19 crisis. The temporary closure is now permanent.
The ATM onsite will remain operational for 18 months following the closure. Bank of America owns the Forest Hill property. It did not say what it will do with the real estate going forward.
The bank said the closure is part of its continued efforts to monitor the performance of its retail branches as mobile and online banking become more prevalent and to close those that are seeing a decline in foot traffic.
The building will be closed in September.