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Barred Owl

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I was driving down route 2 at 55 mph and made a quick stop when I noticed this Barred Owl perched in a tree at the edge of the road. It just kept sitting there when I backed up the car and took a bunch of pictures of it.

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Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Mona. It's nice when an owl poses for a picture in the middle of the day:-)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago


Tom15 8 years ago

Thanks kittuandme and Noe and Pili, good luck and I hope you get to see one too.

kittuandme 8 years ago


Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 8 years ago

I wish I could see one of this! Great capture!

Tom15 8 years ago

Ashley, I got lucky with this one being out in the open on the edge of the road. I'm on the road a lot so that gives me more opportunities like this.

AshleyT 8 years ago

Tom, you need to teach me your secrets on how to find owls in the daytime since you apparently are so good at it! This is a lovely series :)

Tom15 8 years ago

Thanks Env, it's always great seeing an owl in the daytime.

Tom15 8 years ago

Thanks Maria.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Great spotting!

Tom15 8 years ago

Thanks Shanna. Barred Owls are mainly nocturnal, but will sometimes be active during the day. Good luck finding one perched somewhere, owls are amazing creatures.

ShannaB 8 years ago

Your owl pics are just amazing, Tom. I have never seen an owl in the daytime, and have only seen them flying past at night occasionally. (I want to find an owl!!!!)

Tom15 8 years ago

Thanks Carol, it was a surprise to get such a nice look at the owl, unobstructed and in full sun.

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 8 years ago

What a spot! What an owl! Awesome!

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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Feb 14, 2013
Submitted on Feb 14, 2013

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