Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

This guy was an unusually cooperative owl. He only looked at me once, then snoozed the rest of the time. I actually know that this is a male, because I heard another barred give a contact hoot, which was higher pitched. From what I've read, only females make contact calls. It was a huge bonus to be there when that happened, let alone be in the presence of him without disturbing his sleep too much.

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7 comments:

Dina said...

Great catch on these. He's looking right at you in that first one.

Montanagirl said...

Oh WOW! These are superb shots. Lucky you! He's so beautiful (and sleepy. lol).

Rusty said...

Beautiful. He sure looks the part of the 'wise old owl'.

Chris said...

Wow fantastic capture you got there.... We only have the short eared owl over here and it is quite hard to see as we do not have that many!!!

Passinthru Outdoors said...

WOW. Incredbile photos. Thanks for sharing.

Daniel said...

Love your Barred owl capture. Never get tired at seeing these beauties or capturing shots myself.

Well done!!!

Daniel

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Shelley said...

So gorgeous to behold! Great, great photos of the owl!