Nocturnal Visitor

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Farmer Connie, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Lord of the Feed Premium Member

    My Nocturnal Visitor tonight looking for Rats or CHICKEN NUGGETS just inches from my big hen house.
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    What kind of Owl is it besides JUMBO? North Florida Species..
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    I believe that's a barred owl.
     
  3. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Flock Master

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    I'd say Barn Owl due to the slimness, but the pattern does not match a Barn Owl's mannerisms so I'd agree with Barred. I literally just heard a Barred owl outside my house with the infamous "who-cooks-for-you," call as I was reading your post. And if you think I'm crazy, listen closely to their vocals. :lol: That's one taaaaallll owl if I'd say so myself!
     
  4. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Overrun With Chickens

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    Great picture!
     
  5. patriot_ameraucana

    patriot_ameraucana Out Of The Brooder

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    it stares into the soul
     
  6. MrsMistyReal

    MrsMistyReal Flock Master

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    Awesome pic as posted I believe barn owl:woot:woot
     
  7. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land Premium Member

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    leave it to Connie great shot there
     
  8. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Lord of the Feed Premium Member

    We had to eat supper so that was a speed post.. Here are some more shots.
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    Check out those claws daddio!
    I have chickens sleeping in trees but he just wants the rodents for now.

    He wants these. 20171208_181855.jpg
    Not these 20171230_195609.jpg
     
  9. micstrachan

    micstrachan Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Wow! So cool you captured that!
     
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  10. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Lord of the Feed Premium Member

    There is a steel post about 12 inches away from my big hen house. Back in the day it held a Basketball backboard/hoop. We did a demo on it when building the egg house. Left the pole for perhaps a light fixture some day. In the meanwhile, this Owl is using it for an observation tower to help us rid the area of rodents.
    We were out late locking latches when I stumbled upon him with a flashlight. Startled me at first but ran and grabbed a camera. He was there waiting for me to return. I left him there doing his thing..
     
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