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Old 02-06-2017, 02:32 PM   #1
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Default Barred owl roosting in my back yard

I was working from home last Friday when I heard a huge commotion by crows and blue jays, so I knew something was up. They were focused on one area way up in our white pines and I was able to find this barred owl, which stayed there all day!
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:46 PM   #2
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Oh how pretty. Some people would not have the wisdom or gumption to go forth and see what was up.
Lucky you to still have that inquisitiveness in you!
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Old 02-08-2017, 10:05 AM   #3
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Very nice picture, I never get snapshots so fabulous.

I like it when the owls make noises in the night, loud...oh wow can those things get loud.

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Very nice picture, I never get snapshots so fabulous.

I like it when the owls make noises in the night, loud...oh wow can those things get loud.

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That's a snapshot with a DSLR and 700mm of focal length (500 f/4 lens + 1.4x teleconverer).

I hear great horned owls often this time of year, so I was half expecting so see that instead of a barred owl.
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If you listen, they can be found. Awesome shot and good observation skill set to know that something was up. I always know when a hawk or owl enter our yard because all the songbirds go nuts and then it gets really quiet...
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Awesome!
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Awesome! I always pay attention when the jays and crows get agitated. I know they will harass owls. When it happens in my backyard, though, it's the feral cat that gets them going. How cool that you had a barred owl!
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Great picture how the owl is ensconced in the tree with the pine needles his bower! That picture is frame worthy!!
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