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Looking Out, Zooming In

My point-and-shoot camera enables me to see amazing details, even at a great distance. During a recent walk at Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow, I thought I saw a nest swinging near the top of a tree. Thanks to my camera, I was delighted to discover that it was really this gorgeous Barred Owl!

Barred Owl Far Away

About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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  1. Awesome find and shoot!

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    1. Thanks! My first owl pics!

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      1. Oh, you’re ahead of me. I haven’t got one yet.

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    1. Thanks! My first owl pics ever!

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  2. Enjoyed seeing these shots. He looks asleep.

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    1. I kept hoping he would wake up, but he was not interested in me at all.😕

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  3. Maybe just enjoying the warm sunshine!

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  4. These are really wonderful shots!!

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  5. How lovely to see – the owl looks so comfortable snoozing in the sunshine.

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  6. I can’t believe these are your first owl pictures-of a Barred Owl! Are they common in your area? Your photos are absolutely spectacular.

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    1. Thanks! They are one of 8 types of owl that breed in Massachusetts, and are fairly common. I kept wishing this one would open its eyes, but I guess it was just enjoying the Sun! People get really excited about owls around here, and my owl pic was a big hit when it was posted on the local Audubon site .

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      1. I can imagine. Congratulations!

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