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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 a year ago

Great bird, great shots! Congrats

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Beautiful shots! Congrats, Maria.

Arun
Arun a year ago

great spotting ... Congrats :)

Maria dB
Maria dB a year 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 a year ago

Super flight shot! Congratulations.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year 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 a year ago

Thanks, Christine Y!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

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

North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.93, Long: -79.06

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

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