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:

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

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

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. Hello,

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

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

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  10. 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!

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  11. 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.

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

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  13. I adore these beautiful owls! Your video was great!

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  14. 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.

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

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

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

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  18. Great images of Barred Owl, brilliant photos Eileen.

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

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

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  21. 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.

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

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  23. 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.

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

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  25. Great photos. What amazing critters.

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  26. Awesome photos and video, Eileen! Fantastic!

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

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

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  29. 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!

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  30. 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

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  31. 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~

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  32. 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

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

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  34. Lovely shots Eileen. Well-done.. Cheers

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  35. Beautiful pics :)Great captured.

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  36. 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.

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  37. So beautiful photos and I like the video too!

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  38. One of my favorites!!!
    Great images Eileen.

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  39. 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. ( :

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

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

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  42. 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.

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  43. I wish you a happ day.

    Hugs from Anne-Mari

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  44. 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

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  45. Wonderful!
    Have a great day!

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  46. They are amazing looking creatures!

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

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

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

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

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  51. 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*

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

    All the best Jan

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

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

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  55. 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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