Barred Owl Diving

Barred Owl Caught Some Leaves

The Barred Owls I have observed spend a lot of time watching before they strike their prey.

Barred Owl
Barred Owl

When the time is right, the dive is very precise, and fast.

Barred Owl Diving
Barred Owl Diving

And sometimes after all that the prize is pond detritus. I didn’t see if he dropped this clump of leaves in flight or after he landed, but pretty soon he tried again.

Barred Owl Caught Leaves
Barred Owl Caught Leaves

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