Barred Owl

Barred Owl Gets Lunch

Barred Owl watches the water below.

Barred Owl
Barred Owl Perched in Tree – click on image for larger view

With little warning the Owl swoops from the branch to the water.

Barred Owl
Barred Owl drops out of tree – click on image for larger view

After a small splash around at the base of the tree the Owl emerges…

Barred Owl
Barred Owl – click on image for larger view

Yes, he was successful! A fresh water shrimp or some type of crayfish was firmly clasped in the Owl’s beak.

Barred Owl
Barred Owl with lunch – click on image for larger view

The Owl flew to a safer spot, transferring his catch to his claw, and in no time he had consumed it.

Barred Owl
Barred Owl securely holding his catch – click on image for larger view

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