Barred Owl
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Robert Peterson
Plano, TX

Barred Owl

October 30, 2020

A barred owl sits in a tree during Blackland Prairie Raptor Center’s annual Photo Day. BPRC is a rehabilitation and conservation education organization located in North Texas specializing in raptors.

Canon EOS-1D X
Apertue/5.6·ISO/400·Exposure/0.004·Focal Length/360
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  • Mike Nelson Pedde - 3 weeks ago
    Glad I read the description. Was wondering from where the owl had escaped!! There's a raptor centre a little ways north of where we live. They do have some birds that can't be released, but most of them are free-flying birds, used at airports, stadiums, golf courses, etc. The birds do have tracking devices, but once they're on the wing there's nothing stopping them from taking off. They mostly stick around because the food is easy and plentiful. They also have a 'hawk walk' program, where visitors get to wear the glove. Again, the birds come to you because of the treat tucked in by your thumb, but it's still an intriguing experience.