This is one of their ‘go to’ places to hunt. A small swamp is here, and filled with Crayfish. They seem to have a taste for the local ‘mud bugs’.
For these shots I had to kneel down and peer low between the bamboo trees. They are so top heavy bigger trees are bent down almost touching the ground. A perfect perch and hidden spot to watch the swamps surface.
The bamboo almost completely surrounds the swamp making it tricky to find the Barred Owls, even when they are just yards away. Like this bird.
They can sit here forever. We wait, shoot a memory card, and if very lucky we get some action. Most times we move on, and miss the really great shots. Besides, Mosquitoes eat people, not Owls.