Barred Owl

I am a barred owl whose skill is to hunt.
Like night-light vision and soulful brown eyes,
I can search from high in a darken sky.
In a dash and swoop, my prey I confront.

By day, I rest and snooze within a tree.
If I’m awakened by an unknown sound
With eyes wide open, I look all around.
my head turns to all sides so I can see.

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Photo and poem by me (Richard Smith)

Photo was taken with a Sony A77II, Sony lens 70-400mm, ISO 3200, 400mm, f/7.1, 1/1000 of a sec. Location: Nolan Trail, Newport News, VA 4/21/17

 

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Barr Owl Sipping Water

Water
For me this is a rare photo capture to see an owl drinking water.  As well as it blended in with the surrounding area, I almost missed this shot.  I only found it by luck.

The barred owl is a large typical owl native to North America. Best known as the hoot owl for its distinctive call.

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Hope you all enjoy!!!  May you have a great day.