Young Owls at Dusk

Barred owl juvenile, Frick Park, 23 July 2022 (photo by Charity Kheshgi)

27 July 2022

This spring a pair of barred owls (Strix varia) nested in Frick Park. The two nestlings fledged in June but won’t become independent until fall so Charity Kheshgi found all four family members when she looked for them last Friday. Here are the two youngsters at dusk.

Barred owl juveniles, Frick Park, 22 July 2022 (photo by Charity Kheshgi)

On Saturday she saw one juvenile, photo below and at top.

Barred owl juvenile, Frick Park, 23 July 2022 (photo by Charity Kheshgi)

And on Sunday both youngsters, one shown below.

Barred owl juvenile, Frick Park, 24 July 2022 (photo by Charity Kheshgi)

I went to see for myself and learned a helpful tip. If you’re looking for young owls at dusk, find the upset and shouting wood thrushes and robins. They will be dive-bombing the owl.

See more of Charity’s photos on Instagram.

(photos by Charity Kheshgi)

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