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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 10 years ago

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

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 years ago


Tom15 11 years ago

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

kittuandme 11 years ago


Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 11 years ago

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

Tom15 11 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 11 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 11 years ago

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

Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Maria.

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Great spotting!

Tom15 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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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