what type of owl is this

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  1. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
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  2. mtngrl812

    mtngrl812 Chillin' With My Peeps

    From the location you live in and from what I can really tell from the pics it looks like a Barred Owl, at least that is what I can figure out from my bird book. If the momma had a really yellowish bill, I would say for sure that is what you saw. Nice pics of the babies too...
    Thanks for sharing
     
  3. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    barred, i think....
     
  4. BrewedInNh

    BrewedInNh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The owl in thos pics looks young and it's a little unusual to see them on the ground, especially in daylight. I think it's a Short Eared owl, but my DW thinks it's a screech owl.

    Have you heard its song yet?

    We have several Great Horned owls around our place.
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, barred. Crow sized without "ears". And some images show fledgling. They leave nest some time before capable of flight.
     
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  6. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just looked up owls in Connecticut and I would say from those pictures definitely a Barred Owl.
     
  7. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
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    Quote:it was not crow size the momma was prob about 24-28in tall hard to tell in that pic she was 40 yards away from us we she just keep flying from tree to tree but wouldn't leave the area i told my wife an kid she must have a nest around then we turned to head back an i see little eyes looking at me about 20ft away sure enough there were 2 babies on in the tree one on the ground it was soooooooooooo cool to see owls that close.
     
  8. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    i think it was a great grey owl
     
  9. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:If not crow sized, your trees have huge leaves.
     
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  10. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a young barred owl,looks like it just fledged,still has it's baby fuzz.
     

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