Monday, June 12, 2017

Barred Owl

Hello,


This week I am sharing the Barred Owl, it was seen often during our visits to the Circle B bar Reserve near Lakeland Florida.  I love the owls and seeing this pair was a thrill every time.

We often saw these two Barred owls sitting together, a few times we even saw a third Barred Owl in a nearby tree. I thought maybe the third owl was from last year's nesting.


The Barred Owl has a pale face with rings around the eyes. Their bellies are streaked vertically.


They have a yellow beak and brown eyes. Their diet is mostly rodents or small mammals.








My Barred Owl video, it took a little bit to find him/her in the tree.





Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

68 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a majestic birdie! The week begins well!!! YAM xx

Stewart M said...

Wonderful birds. A day with owls is always a good day!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen. The Barred Owls have beautiful feathers. Great up close photos. Have a great day!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of this special Owl. Fantastic !
Best, Synnöve

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Francisco Emanuel said...

Belas fotografias.
Um abraço.
Autografos Futebol

Tom said...

...wise old owls.

Mildred said...

Amazing pictures/video, Eileen. Hope you enjoy your Monday.

Phil Slade said...

Great work Eileen - photos and video. Seeing two together like that was rather special I know.

Sandra said...

they are so cute and I love the paint circles around the eyes, the video is super

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos of The Barred Owl! Very nice to watch your photos all year around.
Happy Monday!

Mary Hone said...

I love owls, they are just so amazing. These two are a great pair.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You know that's my wish to see an owl when we hike! Can't believe you saw TWO...and got such fantastic photos! They are simply gorgeous! Hugs!

Gordon said...

You are so lucky Eileem, to be able to find owls in Florida so easily, not the case here in he UK ,unfortunatly we have to work to find them.
Take care, Gordon.

Blogoratti said...

Pretty owls and nice photos indeed. Greetings to you, have a great week!

A Colorful World said...

I adore these beautiful owls! Your video was great!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what beautiful owls!

happyone said...

Great shots of the owls!!

D. Kissinger said...

Owls are my favorite!! Loved the video and so did Giroux (our cat).....look for a video of Giroux listening to your birdies on my blog later this afternoon, if I can get it uploaded.

Karen said...

Amazing how he is camouflaged in the mossy tree branch. Such an interesting bird. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

ooooh these are great captures and i so enjoyed the video!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

That's Emily. She and I go way back.

Carol Blackburn said...

What a super video, thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

Bob Bushell said...

Great images of Barred Owl, brilliant photos Eileen.

RedPat said...

I would love to see these guys! I've only ever seen one owl - a snowy and that was several years ago!

Linda W. said...

How cool to see the owls in the wild! Great video.

Nancy J said...

The best start for my Tuesday, He is so beautiful, those feather markings, and such a sweet song. Great capture as he hides so well in the leaves and branches.

Lois said...

Beautiful photos and what a great video! The owl sure is watching something very closely.

The Yum List said...

Nice photos. They're so cute!

Denise inVA said...

Love these close-ups of your barred owls. I am always on the lookout but haven't seen an owl for a very long time.

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

This is such a treat :) It is a rare thing to see an owl around here :)

ellen b said...

Love these owl shots.

Martin Kloess said...

Great photos. What amazing critters.

Linda said...

Awesome photos and video, Eileen! Fantastic!

Rose said...

So wonderful to get these photos...I have never even seen one!

Linda Gross said...

How neat to see the owls in heir native environment, instead of in a zoo!

The Furry Gnome said...

Awesome pix and video!

Karen S. said...

Oh my gosh, what great captures you have for us. They are just a beautiful creature, although I don't like hearing them in the trees when I take my pups out late. Little Dash would be in big trouble! Not sure what owls we actually have here, I should check it out!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love owls - you captured some great photos, Eileen! Love their beautiful markings. Hope you are having a good start to your week. xx Karen

Lady Fi said...

Such precious shots!

Mary Cromer said...

Along with the Great Gray Owls, Barred Owls are my favorite Owls. I just love them and the opening image is really marvelous, and you should have it printed and framed. Like a natural watercolour feel. Thank you for sharing these and for all that you do. Hugs~

Poppy said...

Beautiful pics, Eileen, of the barred owls and the little bit of info on their appearance and eating habits. Don't know if I've ever seen one, but now, I will surely recognize one if I do! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week!

Poppy

Sue (this n that) said...

Oh the Barred Owl is fabulous Eileen. So well camouflaged as seen in the video!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Lovely shots Eileen. Well-done.. Cheers

Missy George said...

I love owls..Beautiful shots!!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics :)Great captured.

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Owls are such adorable birds. Some years ago we fostered one who had gotten shot by some idiot. Unfortunately the owl didn't make it. We were very sad.

Birgitta said...

So beautiful photos and I like the video too!

William Kendall said...

They're beautiful!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

One of my favorites!!!
Great images Eileen.

Beth Edwards, VA said...

i would love to see one of these owls in person... such neat creatures. very cool. have a great week, Eileen ... take care. hope you don't have too hot of time ... the humidity is here ... not happy about it ... but trying to deal with it with a smile. ( :

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! These are well camouflaged owls! I'm sure it was amazing to watch them! Your photos are super!
Thanks for sharing!

Lynne said...

Great photos . . .
Must be beyond thrilling to happen upon a sight like that . . .

Kalantikan said...

We have owls in the wild, but of course only the trekkers and birders see them, not me! But when i was in college we camped in the forest and i saw an owl-looking small creature at eye level. It was just like a stuffed toy, not moving, not even blinking an eye. We are inside the forest, and our forest here is so dense unlike those you have in cold countries. I was so scared that i ran back to my 2 companions.

amo sin blogg said...

I wish you a happ day.

Hugs from Anne-Mari

Wandering Wren said...

I love owls - maybe it's the wise owl thing from childhood, they certainly are striking birds, I love the pair of them together, so cute!
Have a lovely week, Eileen!
Wren x

Lea said...

Wonderful!
Have a great day!

Lynn said...

They are amazing looking creatures!

Becca said...

Owls are truly beautiful creatures. I saw one once while on a walk with my dog and it was amazing! :)

NatureFootstep said...

good t owee your owls. I have seen noone since I was in Japan 2 years ago. :(

peppylady (Dora) said...

Usual in fall the Barred owl will show up..and hoot
Coffee is on

Nora said...

Oh I love that video Eileen, the owl is looking way down! Great photos and wonderful video. I am a big fan of owls!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; What handsome looking owls♡♡♡ I believe they surely are bringing you and your family good luck; like we said they do(♡˘◡˘♡)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Lowcarb team member said...

I really enjoyed seeing your Barred Owl video and your lovely photo's too.

All the best Jan

Rambling Woods said...

Awww... I love owls and have zero photos of them.... enjoyed your video too Eileen... Michelle

Jenn Jilks said...

I miss my barred owl! I hope she is fine!!!

Maggee said...

Have been seeing lots of PICTURES of Barred Owls of late, tho no REAL ones! Great shots! I hope to see one someday!

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