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Barred Owls in Woodland Heights

Dinner is served for an owlet.



Tony Gambone posted the video below of Barred Owls feeding in Woodland Heights. Nature is cool but be warned it’s uncensored nature, so the feeding process could be a little gruesome for some.

More about the Barred Owl from the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia:

Barred Owl (Strix varia)

A resident species in Virginia. Found from Canada south through the eastern United States to the Gulf Coast, including Florida and Texas.

Length          17–20 inches
Wingspan     39–43 inches
Weight          17–37 ounces

Woodlands, swamps, dense forests, lake shores, ravines; usually near water.

Mice, insects, snakes, lizards and salamanders; also known to eat smaller owls and other birds.

A non-tufted owl, and the only eastern owl with deep brown eyes which can appear blue-black in certain light. Nests in cavities in trees, but will use old nests of red-shouldered hawks, crows or ravens. A vocal owl with a variety of calls. Most common hoot is a sequence of “Who-cooks-for-you, Who-cooks-for-you?

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