I would really like to go find both of these, as I have never actually seen a barred owl (I've only heard them) and this would also be my first for MA. And the readheads would be a lifer for me. Maybe I'll have to see if a can't spare a few minutes this weekend to track down one or the other.
This just serves to remind me of all the great birders around Newton and I would like to make it easier for more people to contribute. So I'm creating a new email address that you can use if you want to share your own sightings. Please use: wildnewtonblog(at)gmail(dot)
Dec. 15, 2012 Update. I recently got over to Hammond Pond and was able to see and photograph the redheads in this post.