Barred Owl

A Barred Owl (Strix varia) spotted during a photowalk through the “Wildlife Sanctuary,” one of seven small parks in the community of Hollin Hills, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

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A resident of Hollin Hills told me about a nesting pair of “owls” in the Wildlife Sanctuary. I searched for the owls for over a year; no luck. I decided to look again for my great white whale. My persistence paid off! I heard the owls calling each other (call, return call); one owl sounded closer to me. I moved toward the louder sound and spotted the Barred Owl shown in the preceding gallery.

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