#strixvaria

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Pellets from a wild barred owl deposited on the boardwalk reveal a lot about their diet. Can you guess what it has been eating? #varieddiet #strixvaria #foundatoatland

-Barred Owl in Old-Growth Redwood- Recently, I’ve been posting a lot of baby barred owl photos (and I will continue to do so). As lovable as these babies are, they are bittersweet for me, as barred owls are an enormous threat to the persistence of spotted owls. Barred owls are native to eastern North America, and likely spread to the West Coast due to human-caused changed to the Great Plains. In these western forests, countless battles between barred owls and spotted owls have and are still occurring, with barred owls eventually winning every one of them, and causing spotted owls to hide in the shadows and eventually disappear.

Barred Owls don't get enough credit imo. Sure, Horned are fierce, and Screeches are cute, but no one hoots it up like the 'crazy owl' #barredowl #strixvaria #crazyowl #mckinneyfalls #mckinneyfallsstatepark

Barred Owlet. The young ones are starting to explore more and will stay together with their siblings most of the summer. The parents will wean them off early in the fall, and the babies will go out on their own! . . . . . #barredowl #owl #Arun #Prathap #Ohio #Clevelandmetroparks #Strixvaria #Owls #Cleveland #Wildlife #Birding #Birds #beautiful #birdphotography #wildlifephotography #photooftheday #bird_lovers_daily #nature #birdsofinstagram #bird #birdstagram #instabird #birdwatching #birding #your_best_birds #birdlovers #birdfreaks #wildlifephotography #instabirds #bestofthebuckeyestate

I Hadn’t seen an owl in a long time. Turns out, all I had to do is paddle 13 miles down the Edisto, sleep in a treehouse, wake up at 5:30 a.m., and track one through the Edisto River swamp by its vocalizations. 🤷🏼‍♂️ They’re easy to hear in the swamp, but really difficult to see this time of year. So much lush foliage makes it pretty hard to find an unobstructed line to the tops of these 120+ ft. Cypress trees. Every owl encounter reminds me that, by the time I spot an owl, it’s been watching me for several minutes. 🌲🦉🌿 I figure I got 5-6 🦟 bites for every 1 shot of this one. 😂 👍🏼 #worthit . . . . #carolinaheritageoutfitters #barredowl #strixvaria #edistoriver #canoecamping #edistotreehouses #explore #paddlelife #conservationphotography #wildlifephotography #featured_wildlife #dailybirdpix #bird_brilliance #best_birds_of_ig #your_bird_capture #your_best_birds #feather_perfection #elite_raptors #splendid_animals #bestbirdshots #nikonwildlife #pocket_birds #nikonnofilter #nikond7200 #nikkor200_500 #eye_spy_birds #audubonsociety #audubon_sc #socialdistancinginnature

The first of many shots of a family of Barred Owls (Strix varia); here is one of the three owlettes. The owlettes seem to spend most of the day alone, hanging out in one area, testing out their wings on short flights. This spot is close to what I think their original nesting location was. . . . . . #barredowl #owl #owlette #strixvaria #strix #bird #birds #birding #birder #birdphotography #birdlife #bird_life #bird_captures #birdwatching #birdstagram #birdID #bird_lovers #birdlovers #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #bb_of_ig #your_best_birds #best_birds_of_ig #bestbirdshots