Barred Owl

I happened upon this Barred Owl while hiking Wolf Rock Nature Preserve. It flew up from ground level after having an altercation with a Peregrine Falcon over killed prey. The Peregrine harassed me for at least five minutes before I was able to get a shot of the owl!


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rasgoat - Oct 8, 2006 12:02 am - Voted 10/10


did you see this around here? in Ct?


Dustiano - Oct 9, 2006 12:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: awesome!

Actually saw her in the woods of Columbia(I think that's the town-?), CT, near Storrs and UCONN. There's a small novice rock climbing area there named Wolf Rock that I will submit soon.


rasgoat - Nov 29, 2006 1:19 am - Voted 10/10


There was a Peregrene Falcon there too???? that must have been awesome! I saw these birds fly, when we were in Yosemite and just thier cruising speed was ridiculous! I read up on them and found out that during a dive, they actually reach speeds ov OVER 200 mph!!! I found this to be astonishing, these sons a bitches are the fastest things on the planet!


Dustiano - Nov 29, 2006 11:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: cool!

Yeah, they're also ~something else~ when they're diving at you! :)


VaughnH - Dec 17, 2006 4:38 am - Voted 10/10

How did you

manages this shot !! It sounds like the owl was in that spot several minutes. How close were you ?


Dustiano - Dec 18, 2006 3:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How did you

This was shot with a 200mm zoom almost straight up into the pine tree above me. I was surprised she stuck around too. After posing for about 30 seconds more she took flight - I tried to persue for a better shot, but the brush was too thick.

Thanks for stopping by!

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