BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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BARRED OWL

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The barred owl or hoot owl is very common in Ontario though I’ve only seen one twice. Like most owls they are nocturnal but both my sightings were during the day. This owl was just slightly off the main path, I happened to look up and there he was.

40 thoughts on “BARRED OWL

  1. How exciting and lucky that you were able to capture this image before it flew away! Magical!

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  2. Sighting an owl is always special

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  3. Always enjoy seeing the Barred although I always feel like I am being judged ha!

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  4. Amazing capture! Owls are so interesting and intrigue me greatly. We have some nearby and hear them conversing. Unfortunately, they are rather secretive and we have yet to see them.

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  5. How exciting, Belinda!! I’ve never seen one in real life. Great image of it too.

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  6. Nice catch, Belinda. One of our most common owls here. I rarely hear the others. “Who cooks for you? 😉

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  7. This owl is huge and beautiful! This is a magnificent photograph and a very special moment!

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  8. What a lucky sighting! I remember the thrill of seeing one in my yard one year. Beautiful birds, and how lucky for you to get this photo!!

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  9. So glad you looked up, Belinda!

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  10. Great capture Belinda!

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  11. What a stunning bird! Owl sightings are always special.

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  12. Where I worked for many years was on the edge of one town with a connecting “country road” to another town. On the way home down that road one day, I noticed what looked like a bunch of leaves or a garbage bag perched on the telephone wires. People were stopping to look. As I got closer and stopped, I realized what they did. It was a big barn owl. It was a treat to see and an equally great treat to see how many people stopped to appreciate such a rare and majestic sight.

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  13. Wow Belinda! Great image! Always fun to photograph Owls!

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  14. Great capture!! We are fortunate to have a nesting pair each year. With COVID quiet last March, you could easily hear them over the din of morning singers. (The recording is embedded in my last post.) My son is even so good at vocalizing their call, he‘ll get answered. Fun stuff.

    Happy New Year, Belinda!

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  15. Awesome! I’ve yet to see one, let alone photograph. You proved it is always good to look up for the unexpected!!

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  16. Beautiful creature! 🙂

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  17. What a great catch. I love their hoots, and CD can imitate them perfectly.

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  18. Belinda, this is a magnificent sighting and photograph! There is something special about seeing an own – probably because they are nocturnal. I am glad you spotted this one.

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