Barred Owls can be found throughout the eastern half of the United States, and in recent years have been seen in increasing populations in the western part of the country. A highly vocal owl, you’ll know this owl by it’s signature “who-cooks-for-you, who-cooks-for-you-all” hoot. Although they are nocturnal, you may still hear this distinctive call in the daylight hours. The Barred Owl is the only commonly found owl in the eastern US with brown eyes, and it’s yellow beak is nearly entirely covered in feathers. This sleepy little owl was photographed at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa Springs, FL.