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Barred Owl

Strix varia

Description:

To 2 feet. Call is rhythmic - "Who Calls For You". The large Barred Owl is stocky, gray-brown with cross barring on the neck and breast and has streaks on the belly. No ear-tufts. Spotted out my kitchen window. Looking for lunch, which is unusual, because they usually hunt at night. It has been cold and icy making it difficult finding food.

Habitat:

Wet woods and swamp forest.

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20 Comments

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 7 years ago

Thanks. Posing in my kitchen window made it quite easy.

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 7 years ago

Thanks. I love owls too!

M.A. Orendan
M.A. Orendan 7 years ago

Stunning photos!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 7 years ago

I love owls...and you really nailed this photo!

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 7 years ago

Thanks. My favorite for the winter.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Magnificent owl and great shots.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 7 years ago

Thank you. It sure was for me. I couldn't believe my eyes. He was just sitting outside my kitchen window.

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 7 years ago

This bird is breath taking!

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 7 years ago

Thanks!

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 7 years ago

I was happy to get them for sure. Thanks.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Excellent photos!!!! TFS Doreen..

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

spectacular series, doreen!

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 7 years ago

Thanks!

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 7 years ago

Thanks to all. It is so funny. It has been so cold all the animals have been hiding. Also icy. So I have not seen much for pictures. Then I look out the kitchen window and the owl is just posing for me.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Looks like a cold owl! Makes me cold! Wonderful series!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

wow!!! so cute...

beaker98
beaker98 7 years ago

Wonderful series!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

lovely :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Beautiful series, Doreen!

Vermont, USA

Spotted on Jan 6, 2015
Submitted on Jan 6, 2015

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