Barred Owl

Posted by B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 29 June 2017 in Animal & Insect.

The Birds of Prey Show at Scarborough Renaissance Festival is presented by Last Chance Forever Birds of Prey Conservancy. Their mission is to help sick, injured, and orphaned birds of prey return to their natural habitat. Last Chance Forever believes education is the key to making a larger impact in the world.

The Barred Owl’s hooting call is a classic sound of old forests and treed swamps. But this attractive owl, with soulful brown eyes and brown-and-white-striped plumage, can also pass completely unnoticed as it flies noiselessly through the dense canopy or snoozes on a tree limb. Originally a bird of the east, during the twentieth century it spread through the Pacific Northwest and southward into California.

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Qu'elle est belle cette chouette !
JP

29 Jun 2017 5:05am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

I think the people who look after these birds, and all other animals that need help do a wonderful job, and are very dedicated people. Many of the people who look after these animals give their time free. This is a wonderful image of one of these people, and the Owl he looks after. 5*

29 Jun 2017 8:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very impressive faces !

29 Jun 2017 10:10am

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful image and the information !! How much they must be loving these fauna !

29 Jun 2017 11:18am

 

Nikon D5500
1/800 second
F/4.5
ISO 1600
57 mm (35mm equiv.)