As the last rays of sun 🌞 say goodbye to the day...,,
As I finished my long walk through my favorite part - the sound of owls calling could be heard as the sun had just started to set - looking into the old oak trees draped in Spanish Moss - the owl 🦉seemed to be watching the beautiful sunset.... around this time of the year I start to see more owls and not too long from they will start nesting.... 🦉Male and female plumage is identical, but females are about 30 percent heavier than males.
🦉A barred owl's home territory is about 700 acres, but it depends upon the type and quality of the habitat.
🦉The diet of barred owls is primarily small mammals like squirrels, chipmunks, voles and mice, but they will also prey on birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish.
🦉Predators of the barred owl are great horned owls, northern goshawks and climbing mammals such as raccoons and weasels.
🦉Barred owls only nest once per year and lay an average of two or three eggs per nesting.
🦉Only the female sits on the eggs. Incubation lasts for 28 to 33 days and starts when either the first or second egg is laid.