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It was early evening and the light was fading rapidly when I was leaving the preserve. This beautiful barred owl alighted on a tree near a path, peering into a field on the other side where rodents were likely moving about. A gentleman who came up behind me was thrilled to see the bird - it was the first time he had seen a live owl.
Brumley Nature Preserve has a varied habitat, including woods, ponds, meadows and a creek.
Lat: 36.03, Long: -79.04
Spotted on Nov 29, 2018
Submitted on Dec 1, 2018
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