Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Barred Owl, November 14, 2018

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S is for Strix varia, the Barred Owl

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, November 3, 2018
As we were driving home from a friend's house late in the afternoon, a Barred Owl, Strix varia, flew across the road in front of us and lit in a nearby tree. I made several photos, admiring the beautiful pattern of feathers on its back and tail.

And then, it swiveled its head around to stare at me over its shoulder!

Barred Owls are birds of prey that usually hunt at night, catching and eating small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.

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  1. Hello,
    Wonderful sighting of the owl, great photos. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  2. Gorgeous creatures indeed, I Always visit them in my 'own' hometown zoo

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  3. WOW! What a splendid creature! Lucky you! Have a wonderful week! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I'm jealous. I've never been lucky enough to get an owl picture.

  5. What a handsome bird---Lucky you for spotting it

  6. without the face, I wouldn't have known WHAT it was!~

  7. What fantastic images! I love that face.

  8. The way they can turn their head like that is amazing.

  9. OOOH! Lovely photo of the owl ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Great captures! They are amazing creatures!

  11. He is beautiful! I suppose I would feel differently if I were a mouse.

  12. Great work Lea. You made a good decision to stop and follow where the owl flew to.

  13. One of my favorite owls. Who Cooks for You Alllllllll.

  14. This is my very FAVORITE owl!

    Thanks so much for linking in & sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin" this week.


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