Owls In The Bamboo

Owls In The Bamboo

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’.

Owls In The Bamboo
Owls In The Bamboo

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.

Owls In The Bamboo
Owls In The Bamboo

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.

Owls In The Bamboo
Owls In The Bamboo

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.

14 thoughts on “Owls In The Bamboo”

  1. Nice shots, Ted. Actually mosquitoes feed on the blood of owls and other birds. Whether they pass on diseases to birds I don’t know but one did give me a bad one (of course I am not a bird, only bird brained). Maybe next life I’ll come back as an owl.

    1. Gnats and no-see-ums which were swarming me this morning. I had some repellent with me but decided to be Mr. Tough Guy. The little ones I can stand but when they start to draw blood I go for blood myself.

    2. LOL. There’s nothing like a good old swarm of hangry bugs to get your attention. There’s a spray here people use that is so strong it melts the grips on your camera. At 100 degrees in a swamp you know some will get on the grip. I have a Canon 7D2 missing a few grips in places πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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