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Nov 21, 2012 20:48 |  #1

Hello everyone,

I thought I'd put together an album that shows the type of habitat that barred owls prefer so that you might know what to look for in your areas in hopes of finding them.

They prefer roosting in deciduous trees where their feather patterns camouflage them very well, while looking for their prey in grassy, often marshy areas along with some farmers fields with corn stalk still present. I've seen them hunt successfully for voles, mice, frogs, snakes, and other smaller owls such as long eared owls.

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Nov 21, 2012 21:26 |  #2

They really blend in well. I never see owls around here, but it's probably from just not looking closely enough.


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Nov 21, 2012 21:29 |  #3

great set, love the light in 4&5 and that peeking out shot in 3




  
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Nov 22, 2012 06:17 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #4

Great shots Attila. #4 really shows how he blends in with the tree.


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Nov 22, 2012 08:35 |  #5

Jon Clemens wrote in post #15274503 (external link)
They really blend in well. I never see owls around here, but it's probably from just not looking closely enough.

rick_reno wrote in post #15274516 (external link)
great set, love the light in 4&5 and that peeking out shot in 3

Wallace River wrote in post #15275455 (external link)
Great shots Attila. #4 really shows how he blends in with the tree.

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

My next objective is to get some zero light shots of the bird using some timed exposures...fingers crossed.


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Nov 22, 2012 08:44 |  #6

all are amazing shots.




  
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Nov 22, 2012 09:59 as a reply to  @ hogger706's post |  #7

I like these environment photos! The fourth one is just perfect.


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Nov 22, 2012 10:31 |  #8

hogger706 wrote in post #15275715 (external link)
all are amazing shots.

Flo wrote in post #15275950 (external link)
I like these environment photos! The fourth one is just perfect.

Thanks to you both for your kind words, they do mean a lot to me.


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Nov 22, 2012 10:38 |  #9

I love the barred owl. I lived in a region where they mated every spring, and the noise they made sounded like a battle. First one would hoot, then the other, then the other, and you could actually hear them getting closer to one another, and at the same time their frequency of hoots accelerated until the moment they conjugated, when they would erupt into a mad raucous screaming. Then, as suddenly as it started, it stopped. The deed was done.

I recorded their mating at night, and have some very dramatic audio recordings of this. I would attach one to this post, but I don't see any attachment option. They used to do their thing right outside my bedroom window.

To tell you the truth, I was able to do a barred owl call. I may be out of practice.




  
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Nov 22, 2012 12:26 |  #10

Great shots. Really like number 4!


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Nov 22, 2012 15:19 |  #11

giggle wrote in post #15276080 (external link)
I love the barred owl. I lived in a region where they mated every spring, and the noise they made sounded like a battle. First one would hoot, then the other, then the other, and you could actually hear them getting closer to one another, and at the same time their frequency of hoots accelerated until the moment they conjugated, when they would erupt into a mad raucous screaming. Then, as suddenly as it started, it stopped. The deed was done.

I recorded their mating at night, and have some very dramatic audio recordings of this. I would attach one to this post, but I don't see any attachment option. They used to do their thing right outside my bedroom window.

To tell you the truth, I was able to do a barred owl call. I may be out of practice.

Zethar wrote in post #15276439 (external link)
Great shots. Really like number 4!

Thanks for sharing your story Giggle, sounds like they kept you up all night. :)

Thanks for your kind words Zethar, they are appreciated.


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Nov 22, 2012 20:09 |  #12

Great set!


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Nov 22, 2012 20:27 |  #13

Thank you very much stickerboy.


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Nov 23, 2012 03:09 |  #14

great job on the owl Attila




  
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Nov 23, 2012 08:04 |  #15

Great job! Really like owls and you did a good job showing them off, and where and how they live.


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