Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Barred Owl Surprise
The Barred Owl is a relative newcomer to Oregon. Once only native to the Eastern United States it has made a rapid advance West and now is starting to be a common sight in Western Oregon. This is the third opportunity I have had to photograph a Barred Owl, and all have occurred during the day along a trail. In all three cases, they have stayed put long enough for me to photograph, which leads me to believe they tolerate humans pretty well, which might be one of the key factors in their successful geographic spread.