Mating Pair of Barred Owl at White Rock Lake, Dallas Texas

Post on April 17, 2014 Barred Owl Owl BirdsRaptor

By:

It was a great morning today finally got a shot of the mating pair of Barred owls together at Sunset Bay, White Rock Lake – in a good perch and pleasant background that are hard to come by in this thick wood area at this time of the year. Better yet, the pair were grooming for a good 15-20 minutes and i opted for video with beautiful and best angle possible behavior footage captured! No, no one, not a single jogger in this usually busy morning side of the park passes by to spoil the moment i’ve been waiting for.

The female is skittish. She will not tolerate spectators underneath her, in a close or far distance. The male on the other hand is very approachable. If you happen to spot the male in a good perch, don’t go after it. Give it a little room, find a good angle and you may have a chance to get both together in a frame. The female usually makes the initiative to approach her mate for grooming process. She is the one at the left, with larger beak, streaks and eyes.

The pair of love birds were cleaning each other off for a long duration and i managed a few stops for still images. Stay tune for the video footage – it’s very nice, I promise.

  • Canon, EOS 1D Mark IV
  • EF 500mm F4L IS USM
  • ISO 1600, 1/80s, F5.6 ,700mm
  • White Rock Lake, Dallas Texas
  • April 17, 2014
Pair of Barred Owls, white rock lake

See more photos from Barred Owl

  • barred owl perch white rock lake
  • barred owlets white rock late
  • barred owl fledgling
  • Barred Owl tree Cavity
  • white rock lake barred owlet on the ground
  • barred owl fledgling owlet

See more photos from Owl

  • Barred Owl Fledgling - White Rock Lake
  • Red Morph eastern Screech owl
  • Burrowing Owl
  • barred owl hagerman
  • Great Horned Owlet - Tarrant County, Texas
  • Red Morph Screech Owl in natural nest cavity

Picture Licensing and Usage

Thank you for an interest in my photos. I do not give away any of my photos for free, profit or non-profit usage. Please do not use them without prior written consent from me. No exception. Photo Buyers for Publications, Advertising, or any other use please send your inquiry to below or contact me here.

Comments and Discussions