Monday, April 18, 2005

An Owl in the Sun


Looking at NexRad this morning shows pretty respectable migration having occurred through the night. This is often a sign that new arrivals will be found. Yesterday in Pheasant Branch Conservancy I found a PINE WARBLER and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH – the first new warblers for the spring after YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. However, the highlight of the morning was this BARRED OWL perched in the open sunlight. When I first found the owl, I didn’t have my digiscoping gear on me, so I had to run back to my car to fetch it. Luckily for me, the owl remained.

Link: Barred Owl species account from Cornell Labs

Barred Owl image © 2005 Michael Allen McDowell

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