08/16/17 Barred Owls

Posted: March 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

There is a family of Barred Owls that nest along the Hemlock Trail each year in Acadia National Park. By the time we arrived in Maine the owlets had all fledged and were spread out in the area of Sieur de Monts. I made about 10-15 hikes over my stay looking for them. On three occasions I was lucky to find one. These images were taken over a two month period. When I did locate one, it was amazing how close I was. One time the owl was only about 10 feet off the trail at eye level. Hikers were constantly walking past, most not even aware. This year, we are heading up earlier, hopefully to follow some of the owlets.

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Comments
  1. Glenn says:

    Beautiful!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! What a great find and he posed for you. No wonder you want to get back earlier next year and you love it so much!

  3. Vicki DeVico says:

    Ray all of these are awesome, but I especially like the 4th one where the owl is peeking around the trunk of the tree! Beautiful! Vicki

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