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#1 Curlybird

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:50 PM

My goal for this year was to see a Barn Owl in the wild, and I found one yesterday at Salton Sea NWR.

The pictures are bad because he was way up in a tree, and the camera didn't want to focus on the bird but at least I finally found one!!!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

Congrats!!! That's a way better picture than most barn owl photos that we see. It looks like a nice secure nest that he/she has.

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#3 Curlybird

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

Thanks - actually this is a "resident" barn owl at the visitor center that hangs out in same palm tree all the time so I got a little help but still great to find!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

Yep, those palms are always good for Barn Owl sightings. Congrats on reaching your goal. Now you're probably going to start seeing them all the time.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:48 PM

awww i want to see him! i was told he wasn't there anymore

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:49 PM

Congrats on the wild Barn Owl. My first Barn Owl sighting was nearly identical to yours, hidden well up in a palm tree. When I was last at Salton Sea this January I was also told that the Barn Owl was no longer there.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:46 PM

Congrats! I've only heard Barn Owls in the wild before. Quite an intense sound! :wacko:

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:57 AM

This is the only Barn Owl I have ever been able to photograph. A long way off for my 400mm lens and in a thicket to boot!!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:20 PM

Congrats Curlybird! :)




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