[CT Birds] Barred Owl? Pic Link

Steve Mayo rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Thu Aug 12 21:14:46 EDT 2010


Jim,
 
Nice Barred Owl.  That is perhaps the best wildlife-photo-taken-by-Blackberry that I have ever seen!
 
Steve Mayo
Bethnay 

--- On Thu, 8/12/10, Jim Voros <voros at sbcglobal.net> wrote:


From: Jim Voros <voros at sbcglobal.net>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barred Owl? Pic Link
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 8:34 AM


Well, I think so at least.  It was large enough to be. Coloring was more grey 
than brown/rusty.  It was about 5:30pm last night on a road called 'pumping 
station road' and unfortunately would be in Westchester county so it can't count 
for any official CT sighting list.

Here is the picture.  All I had was my Blackberry so it's the best I could do.
http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/1193/img00169201008111727.jpg

It crossed the road in front of my car, landed on the side of the road, then it 
turned around and flew back to where it posed for the shot. 

Then it went into a tree.  Other birds calling alarms.

Big wing span, when I first saw it I thought it was a juv. red tail given its 
behavior and time of day, except of course the tail was fat and wide and when it 
landed it was clearly an owl head.

A nice surprise on the back country roads.
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