Big fat owl in TTP
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Big fat owl in TTP

Charline

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Yesterday, I found this big fat barred owl in TTP.


Haven't seen the fabled snowy for a few years, though other people had better luck.


https://charline.pixels.com/featured/barred-owl-vertical-charline-xia.html


https://charline.pixels.com/featured/barred-owl-sleepy-look-charline-xia.html


Shortsighted

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 I’m not sure how the owl might feel about being called big and fat. Sure, it’s likely to tip the scales without much effort, perhaps a little tumescent, even stout … not displaying a dearth of girth, but might throw an impressive shadow if the sun were pulling its weight that day. Still, a mice find and you deserve to find it for venturing forth into the wilds of TTP. Thanks for sharing. Now get back out there and give us an encore.


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LOL, SS, I would love to have the owl in flight, as an encore, someday.


I have seen a few barred owls, this is the biggest. Could it be a female?


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Nice pix! I've heard one on several occasions this winter -- my first hearing them except for while watching "Finding Bigfoot"...they seem to be all over Sasquatch country....wait...using logic....I've never heard them in all these years....they're found in squatch country.....omg! Bigfoot is back in Ontario!


I'm guessing they look a lot bigger and heavier than they actually are....I remember a few years back when a TV crashed through a residential window in Milton...and a newspaper reporter covered the event and described it as a 40 lb. bird....and was promptly corrected by board members lol.