The Barred Owls Are Back

Stephen L Tabone Nature Photography


In late April, I kayaked across the lake and up the tree lined creek that flows into the lake where I live in northern Virginia. Far up the creek is where I located a pair of Barred Owls last spring, and where I had recently been hearing them again this spring. Therefore, I knew they were back. The question was whether I would be able to locate them again. Last year, the owls were in an area near the creek that is heavily wooded with very large trees and a heavy under growth. Much of the area around the creek also is a wet floodplain with pools of water and small streams leading to and from the creek.


Barred Owls  are common in North America and have adapted well to living near suburban areas, however, they prefer hardwood forests near wetlands. Barred Owls do not migrate, and typically live…

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About narhvalur

Environmentalist, Animal Lover, Birder,Equastrian
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2 Responses to The Barred Owls Are Back

  1. Ed says:

    That’s a cool looking owl, we don’t get them in the uk

  2. narhvalur says:

    We don’t have them in Sweden as well!

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