Date: 6/29/20 7:53 am
From: Mitchell Pruitt <mitchellpruitt24...>
Subject: Barred Owl Family, North Fayetteville
Twice this week I’ve heard immature Barred Owls begging near the Mud Creek trailhead off of north Gregg in Fayetteville. Last night, around 8:45pm, I decided to go over to try my hand at seeing and photographing them. I observed at least 2 immatures giving a begging screech, as well as one parent coming in to tend to them; presumably with prey, though I didn’t see it. One immature perched in a dead snag along the paved trail, which was still pretty busy with bikers, noisy families, etc. even at twilight. Camera in hand, I tried some slow shutterspeed photography on them…worked out pretty well! Moody blue twilight, screeching young owl. Below is a link to the best photo:

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Good birding,

Mitchell
 
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