Mary Ann Good went out yesterday to survey an area in Lincoln for the Loudoun County Bird Atlas that we’re developing, and during her foray, she came across two baby Barred Owls.
Here’s her story and a couple of shots:
…..I heard the hissing sound that Barred Owl babies do, very near. I backed into a farm lane, and there they were, two of them, looking down at me! They watched me set up my scope so I could digiscope them (didn’t really need the scope for views, they were very close), taking turns making that strange hissing sound while I snapped away. After awhile the one I was focused on started getting very sleepy, but his sister kept disturbing his nap with her periodic hiss.