I’m adding this text January 15, 2023. I added a Barred Owl photograph (bottom of page) today. My first Barred Owl photograph in this series is immediately below – top left. Taken Thanksgiving week, 2019. I have continued (during “owl season”) to photograph them on the same branch for five calendar years. That’s four breeding years. I suspect from watching this is the male (when there’s a solo owl). I think the female is in the woods somewhere on a nest. “Owl season” begins roughly at the first frost, e.g. late November in Richmond. It ends approximately at the last frost, early April.
Pony Pasture Barred Owl yesterday. Thank you for the tip Fred and Gale and Bo!
Not everything makes my heart beat faster when I photograph it. But owls always do.
If you’re more alert than I was, perhaps you already noticed something else
See them both? Now look back at the 1st picture – you can see the tail of the 2nd owl. Wild.
Barred Owl while Evelyn and the dogs and I hiked on Christmas morning
I’m transfixed, every time I see this. I lose awareness of everything else:
Amazing that a pair of owls can be this predictable. Amazing and gratifying.
Same owls (presumably) on the same branch (that is a fact)
Barred owls! Eleventh consecutive week!
The 1,001st time I see them, I’ll be as gleeful as the 1st time
Barred Owls – thirteen weeks on the same branch!
Week 14 Barred Owl
My 1st Barred Owl of 2021 at Pony Pasture – January 2
Barred owl January 15, 2023 – fifth calendar year!
First time I saw a pair of Barred Owls together at Pony Pasture in 2023 – Saturday, February 11