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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Barred owl hunting in day

A Barred Owl can sometimes be seen hunting before dark. This typically occurs during the nesting season or on dark and cloudy days.

Barred Owls usually help their young find food for the first four months of life. Gradually parents stop feeding and ignore all their owlets pleas for food and encourage them to learn to hunt.

Then in the fall, hormones in adolescent owls trigger their search for a new home away from their natal territory. Young owls also may be seen in the day sometimes. Their lack the skill in catching dinner may encourage them to search for an advantageous perch to swoop down on mice, voles, moles, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, foxes, opossums, and birds.

Related Articles:
- Fun Facts on Owls http://bit.ly/t6elFd
- Amazing Vocals of the Barred Owl http://bit.ly/sguMqL
- Owl attacks on humans http://attacks-on-humans.html
- Small Michigan Owl Visits Neighborhood http://bit.ly/tlzaoN 

- How to spot owls more easily http:/spot-owls-more-easily.html

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