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Barred Owl female, Spring Creek, Richardson/Garland, Texas

This is the fourth year I have seen and photographed this owl. Barred Owls prefer to perch on lower branches of trees that provide clear sight lines to the ground for hunting. During the day they tend to roost on higher branches where they can rest undisturbed by mockingbirds and blue jays. Their feather pattern blends well with oak trees which gives them excellent camouflage.