Barred Owl

Strix varia

ML183272851



eBird Checklist S60761352
Lone Rock Point / North Beach
Chittenden, Vermont, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 44.4911, -73.2469 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Continuing bird, hunting along the bikepath. I spent from 11:40am to 5:30pm with this bird today. It ate 4 snakes: 1 huge one, and 3 smaller ones. It was 4/7 in hunting tries (4 successes, 3 tries came up empty handed). It was mostly hunting from 11:40 to around 4pm, and then napped from around 4pm to 5:30pm. At 5:30 it stretched and preened and flew off deeper into the woods, at which time I ceased birding. Throughout the day, many people stopped to observe the bird. This owl is chill as hell and seems to be very used to human presence. I think it uses the bike path traffic as a way to find prey that gets stirred up. Awesome bird. Photos coming.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D500
Lens model
300.0 mm f/2.8
f-stop
f/5.0
Focal length
300 mm
Shutter speed
1/1600 sec
ISO
320
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
4,616KB
Dimensions
5568 x 3712

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