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    Default Barred Owl Nest (Peak-A-Boo).

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    This is Ottawa's most famous nest with pretty much every birder and bird photographer aware of it. Barred Owls having been using this mega-cool birch tree successfully as a nest for many years now. I have never photographed the adults inside the nest until now (I did post some owlet images form out of the nest before), but during a rainy day in March I decided to go pay a visit. Good call I think.

    Canon 7DII + 500mm f/4 II + 1.4TC III, manual exposure, evaluative metering, 1/400s., f/5.6, ISO 1600, natural light, handheld, FF, a few stray twigs removed to clean up the scene.

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    Looks like Phantom of the Owlpera ...

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    That is a good one Mr Morris, I like all of this just wish the bill and the other eye were clear of the trunk, looking forward to more shots from this location.

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    What a grat nesting hole.
    Wish I was able to shoot this nest.
    A foot to your left would have cleared the beak and eye away from the obstructing wood but
    I still like the peek-a-boo pose,
    Gail

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    what a terrific nest cavity and sweet barred! I like the composition Dan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gail bisson View Post
    What a grat nesting hole.
    Wish I was able to shoot this nest.
    A foot to your left would have cleared the beak and eye away from the obstructing wood but
    I still like the peek-a-boo pose,
    Gail
    Thanks Gail! Anytime I moved it made sure at least one eye was partially covered...so when I moved left, it moved also. See what happened when I moved lol. Interesting behaviour.

    BTW, this nest has been active for at least 6 or 7 years running - so who know, maybe one day!

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    I would take either frame. Love how the owl is tucked down in there. Only seeing the one eye gives a nice sense of mystery.

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