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Feathered Fishermen

Using their keen eyesight and sense of hearing, Barred Owls typically sit and perch on a branch, surveying the ground beneath them for whatever morsel appears, small mammals and birds being at the top of their list during the winter, with more emphasis on amphibians, reptiles, fish and invertebrates during the warmer months. 153 more words

Wishing and Hoping: Blue-headed Vireo (Sound!)

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

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Nature

Same Ole, Same Ole

The barred owls have been hanging out next to the parking lot for a while now.

The reserve is full of green herons. They are now a usual suspect. 139 more words

Bird Photography

Cavity-nesting Birds Wasting No Time

There are roughly 85 species of North American birds that are cavity nesters – birds that excavate nesting holes, use cavities resulting from decay (natural cavities), or use holes created by other species in dead or deteriorating trees.   160 more words

O is for Owl

The Barred Owl, who keeps watch in our neighborhood!

And maybe O is for Oops! Sorry we’re so late this morning, but now I bet you see why we weren’t too enthused about today’s… 130 more words

Backyard Habitat

Biologists: Too soon to know if killing barred owls helps spotted owls

One of the lead researchers acknowledges the “gut-wrenching” dilemma of killing one species to benefit another.

Federal wildlife researchers killed 737 invasive barred owls in 2015-16 in an ongoing experiment to determine if removing them will aid the recovery of Northern spotted owls, the bird whose threatened status was at the center of the Pacific Northwest timber wars. 17 more words

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