Barred Owl in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on January 17, 2021

On one of my birding walks today I was happy to encounter a beautiful Barred Owl. The owl was quietly roosting in a tree which is what this species does during the day. At night they are hunters for small animals  and rodents. It was an overcast day with very light snow flurries, mild temps around 30 degrees. Images were taken on January 17, 2021.

The roosting Barred Owl with some light snow flurries coming down…

A side view of this beautiful bird…


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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

3 Responses to Barred Owl in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on January 17, 2021

  1. Laura Krasinski says:

    Love how he\she looks so peaceful!

  2. Dirk Janssen says:

    Another great find, Jim!

  3. Elaine Swanson says:

    Jim, thank you for sharing this extraordinary scene. I love how the wet snow falls and settles on the owl’s face. I can feel winter! Barely a sign of the sharp talons which support her secure hold on the branch. That tawny beak rests easily in feathers somehow raised into a muffler – delicate, every detail. I’ve been hearing the Barred Owl at sundown, so exciting to see you captured her presence – subtle and understated, dramatic and beautiful!

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