Monday, December 3, 2012

Barred Owls and Northern Lapwing

Barred Owl

A few years ago, there were a number of barred owls that showed up in Boston proper.  In fact, one was around Faneuil Hall Marketplace.  This year, again, a number of barred owls have been showing up around Boston.  On Thanksgiving, we drove up to Boston to see if we could locate the barred owls that present in the Public Gardens.  Despite searching every tree around the pond and speaking to fellow birder's, we were unable to locate any owls.  With the inability to locate any of the owls, we decided to leave and return home to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner

Since the owls were still being reported In the Public Gardens, So on Sunday we returned up to Boston and thanks to a fellow birder, we located one of the barred owls in a weeping willow tree.  We were able to get many decent pictures of the barred owl.
Barred Owl in the weeping willow tree

Barred Owl

Barred Owl


On the way home, we decided to stop by the fields in Bridgewater for another look at the northern lapwing.  On arriving at the fields, there was one other photographer present observing and photographing this beautiful bird.  The lapwing was roaming the fields closer to us this time, then it did the last time that I was there.  I enhance the photos of the northern lapwing to demonstrate all colors that are present on its body.
Northern Lapwing

Northern Lapwing

Northern Lapwing