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Barred owl

Strix varia

Description:

Two young owlets were hunting near a water ditch. The first one had been preening and suddenly stretched all its feathers, as if to say: "It's hot! I have both a parasol and a fan." The other one was calling softly but with a very open mouth, looking like it was singing an aria. These owls usually have feathers on their eyelids; this young one still has pink lids.

Habitat:

Mason Farm Biological Reserve

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15 Comments

Mel11
Mel11 3 months ago

Wow just love this wonderful picture!

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Obrigado, Antonio!

Wow,rigth timing Maria,great shots,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Thanks, Dr. Sherpa and Sukanya Datta. So glad you enjoyed the spotting! I'm still photographing this young pair of owls and they are so much fun to watch.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

This had SOTD written all over it!! Congratulations Maria dB.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

Congrats Maria dB for the deserving SOTD!

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 2 years ago

CONGRATS, Maria dB!! Well deserved!! :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Thanks, Sarah and thank you, Daniele! So glad Project Noah members are enjoying this spotting. Those baby owls are two very cute raptors!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Maria, your Barred Owl is our Spotting of the Day:

"Perfect timing! This young Barred Owl is our Spotting of the Day! We love your stories as much as your images on Project Noah. Maria de Bruyn writes about her spotting: "Two young owlets were hunting near a water ditch. The first one had been preening and suddenly stretched all its feathers, as if to say: "It's hot! I have both a parasol and a fan." The other one was calling softly but with a very open mouth, looking like it was singing an aria. These owls usually have feathers on their eyelids; this young one still has pink lids"".

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SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 2 years ago

WOW!!! PERFECT CAPTURE!! These guys are such fun!! I hear them in the woods around my home (southeastern Ohio)
:)

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Thanks for your comments of appreciation!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Really awesome!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 2 years ago

Well done, Maria...I love owls!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

Excellent timing MariadB!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 2 years ago

Amazing capture! Great spotting Maria.

Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 28, 2018
Submitted on Jul 2, 2018

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