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Barred owl

Strix varia

Description:

Two barred owls were hunting the fields of a local reserve in the dusk hours of the day. They moved from spot to spot in search of prey.

Habitat:

Mason Farm Biological Reserve

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9 Comments

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 years ago

Great bird, great shots! Congrats

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Beautiful shots! Congrats, Maria.

Arun
Arun 2 years ago

great spotting ... Congrats :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Oh, wow - how unexpected! Thanks so much for choosing it as a spotting of the day. These birds are so beautiful and it is always a thrill to see them.

A perfect spotting Maria,beautifull pics,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Super flight shot! Congratulations.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

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

"We loved the atmosphere in this shot of a Barred Owl (Strix varia) hunting at dusk. The Barred Owl is native to eastern North America, and is a generalist predator with a diet consisting mainly of small mammals. It hunts at night, but sometimes can be observed hunting before dark as seen here".

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Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Thanks, Christine Y!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Fantastic shots! They are my favorite creatures to listen for when camping.

Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jan 19, 2018
Submitted on Jan 26, 2018

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