Tag Archives: Barred Owl

Barred Owl On Trident Limb

I took this image back in May and it’s not a whole lot different than others I’ve taken of this Barred Owl or its mate–who could tell them apart?

I do like the three-pronged stick, and of course the Owl, so cameĀ  back to it.

We are in the summer doldrums here in SC as far as seeing many birds. Those that were here to breed have mostly scattered and the locals are hiding from the heat and rain.

Barred Owl
Barred Owl

Naturally Framed Owl

Framing of a scene by a tree can be good, lending a natural composition element to a bird image, like this Barred Owl.

Barred Owl Framed By Two Tree Trunks
Barred Owl Framed By Two Tree Trunks

It was still good as he swiveled his head to check out something above us.

Barred Owl Framed By Two Tree Trunks
Barred Owl Framed By Two Tree Trunks

But then as he bent down I knew…

Barred Owl Framed By Two Tree Trunks
Barred Owl Framed By Two Tree Trunks

…the framing would keep me from catching the action.

I did get kind of a cool picture of his powerful talons.

Barred Owl Framed By Two Tree Trunks
Barred Owl, Mostly His Feet, Framed By Two Tree Trunks

Barred Owl Parent

The establish pair of Barred Owls at Magnolia Plantation had two chicks this year but it seems just one survived once they left the nest which I featured yesterday in my post Barred Owl Owlet.

This is one of the parents that was watching from 100 feet (30 Meters) away.

Barred Owl Adult
Barred Owl Adult

I got distracted from photographing while pointing out the adult, then the chick, to an interested passing couple. One of them had never seen a live owl of any kind and was extremely excited, which made my day.

Barred Owl Adult
Barred Owl Adult

May 16, 2021

Barred Owl Owlet

The establish pair of Barred Owls at Magnolia Plantation had two chicks this year but it seems just one survived once they left the nest.

Barred Owl Owlet
Barred Owl Owlet

I saw them peeking from the nest the first week of April so this one must be at least 8 or 9 weeks old.

Barred Owl Owlet
Barred Owl Owlet

Not a reliable flyer yet, he will depend on his parents for food for several more weeks when they’ll start to teach him how it’s done.

Barred Owl Owlet
Barred Owl Owlet

One of the parents was watching from 100 feet (30 Meters) away; the other may have been right there, too, but I didn’t see him.

Barred Owl Owlet
Barred Owl Owlet

May 16, 2021