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    Have been eliminating some pesty rodents from my garden and this Barred owl has been enjoying the buffet!
    Child of the tides

  • #2
    Now that is pretty cool!
    Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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    • #3
      Shows up every day to see if there’s an offering, or will fly in if it sees the pellet rifle.
      Child of the tides

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      • #4
        That some cool pictures. Did u get the squirrel 4 the owl or did u see the attack?
        Missouri

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        • Havenhunter
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          Popped the squirrel, owl saw it drop and immediately flew in for the pickup. Squirrels look so durn cute but I had an over-population and they had become so destructive!

        • outlaws15
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          Understandable, they can be a big problem

      • #5
        Smart owl, looks like that squirrel didn't have a chance.
        South Carolina

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        • #6
          🦉🦉🦉Owls Rule!...excellent photos
          Floridaboy.

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          • #7
            I have a puppy, she’s 9 months and weighs 4.2 lbs. I’m always looking for an owl or hawk. It worries me. I did see a hawk get a squirrel this summer. Nice pics!
            South Carolina

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            • Havenhunter
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              I wouldn’t worry too much about an owl. Hawks are a bigger threat. There are several bald eagles here on the water but they are cautious and only fly in to eat the fish they’ve caught or stolen from the ospreys.

            • Cecilia
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              O, Jo so glad you got puppy! When got Baby Bones, felt same way. I’d walk with her between my feet so keep her safe from up above. Saw hawk take Blondie, my chicken.

              (On flip side, Baby Bones now near 85 lbs; licks her chops when sees any bird fly over head!)
              Last edited by Cecilia; 08-05-2021, 07:02 AM.

          • #8
            Awesome bird hope it don't get lead poisoning from shot critters.
            SE IA

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            • Havenhunter
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              We pick out the pellets before leaving them for the raptors, owls or foxes. Shooters must be responsible with their lead.

          • #9
            Beautiful!
            Digging in GA, ‘bout a mile from the Savannah River

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            • #10
              Great pictures!
              Hong Kong, but from Indiana/Florida

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              • #11
                I bet the bluebirds (if any are in the house) hate it when the owl perches on it's house
                Missouri

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                • Havenhunter
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                  Yeah, they moved out. ☹️

              • #12
                Ever hear them calling in the pre-dawn hours. Their standard call is wild enough, but some of the other noises they make are down right eerie. Enough to make you scared of the dark.

                Great pictures, and nice "pet".
                Coastal Plain of Maryland

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                • Havenhunter
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                  Many times! One night in February ( when they begin to court), I had six pairs in the trees outside my bedroom. They hooted, clacked their beaks, trilled and chattered just like monkeys. It was amazing! I slipped out onto the deck and listened to them for almost an hour. As dawn broke they suddenly grew quiet & then left on silent wings.

              • #13
                Nice job Annie Oaklie. What are you shooting? I use a Diana 340 magnum 22 pellet rifle.
                Bruce
                In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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                • Havenhunter
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                  An EDgun Matador R5M .25 cal.

                • 2ndoldman
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                  Awesome. What distances are you shooting accurately?
                  I am fairly consistent with target at 135 feet and 170 feet. I use open sights.

              • #14
                5-55 yards.
                Child of the tides

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                • #15
                  I forgot had this. Looky this beautiful footage owl in slo-mo. Just breathtaking:

                  https://youtu.be/3wdsE1UgP6k
                  Digging in GA, ‘bout a mile from the Savannah River

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