05/06/16 Barred Owl – Acadia Park

Posted: September 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

In early May, Sharon and I made another trip up to Bar Harbor. Hiking near Sieur de Monts in Acadia Park, we knew that the Barred Owls are sometimes in that area. To our surprise, we stumbled on the nest. As we were walking near the tree with the cavity, mom owl stuck out her head. As you can see from the photos, Barred Owls blend in so well with the trees. Sharon actually spotted her when she turned her head. Mom owl proceeded to call the male who returned her calls, but never came to the nest. At this point, we were pretty sure she had small chicks in there with her. Turns out she had three. I haven’t seen any of owlets this summer, but have seen the adults a few times. Those photos will follow in a future post.




It was a little tight, that’s her tail.


  1. Glenn says:

    You really captured how the owl blends with its environment!

  2. Spectacular, Ray! You have such a relationship with these elusive, private creatures. Thank you for original and moving views of these treasures. always, c

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