Speaking of Barreds

Took a family tromp through some trails at Crane’s Beach in Ipswich MA, my wife first saw what we thought was an owl fly off but wasn’t close and it was through some barrier beach woods/pitch pine groves. I just saw a brief figure and shadow moving off in the distance. The trail we were on did a loop in the direction of where it was headed. We made our way around, and sure enough she found it roosting in a pitch pine which I had walked right by. Its always nice to have extra pairs of eyes. Anyway this isn’t typical Barred owl habitat, but as their population has been seemingly increasing they have been turning up these barrier island type woodlots with more frequency, especially fall and winter. With recent reported sightings from Plum Island and Salisbury Beach, now Cranes Beach.

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Posted on November 12, 2012, in Notes/Obsvn., Z Other owls and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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