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Barred Owl in Boise (Ann Morrison park)


Jay Carlisle
 

I had a walking (& socially-distanced) meeting this afternoon in the park and while chatting back at the cars @ 459pm, I noticed a Barred Owl fly in and land on a pine over the fence separating the park (along Ann Morrison Park drive not far past the speed bump/dip) from apartments to the N.

I snapped a “proof” pic from my cell phone - very zoomed in as we stayed far away.

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We’re lucky to get some cool owls visit in winter - as usual, I’ll ask people to keep their distance so we can minimize disturbance.  Even if the bird doesn’t exhibit obvious signs of stress, our presence can be & usually is stressful - especially if we get & stay close.  In fact, studies have shown that the many passers-by (frisbee golf, etc.) are usually much less disturbing than a birdwatcher or photographer standing still with lenses trained on the bird.

Thanks!  & hopefully this bird will linger for a while 🤞🤞

Jay




Ken Miracle
 

Barred seem to be popping up all over the city in the last couple of years. Last year at Heron Cove off Park Center, at Shakespeare and at Barber Park and I heard also Hulls Gulch. What do you think Jay are they breeding close by now or just more of them migrating in for the winter?

On Nov 24, 2020, at 6:01 PM, Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay@...> wrote:

I had a walking (& socially-distanced) meeting this afternoon in the park and while chatting back at the cars @ 459pm, I noticed a Barred Owl fly in and land on a pine over the fence separating the park (along Ann Morrison Park drive not far past the speed bump/dip) from apartments to the N.

I snapped a “proof” pic from my cell phone - very zoomed in as we stayed far away.

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We’re lucky to get some cool owls visit in winter - as usual, I’ll ask people to keep their distance so we can minimize disturbance.  Even if the bird doesn’t exhibit obvious signs of stress, our presence can be & usually is stressful - especially if we get & stay close.  In fact, studies have shown that the many passers-by (frisbee golf, etc.) are usually much less disturbing than a birdwatcher or photographer standing still with lenses trained on the bird.

Thanks!  & hopefully this bird will linger for a while 🤞🤞

Jay



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Ken Miracle
chukar28@...
208-570-2780
"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God" 2COR 3:5


Jay Carlisle
 

Sorry for the slow reply (& happy thanksgiving 🦃).

Hard to say if more are breeding close by then a decade ago but this species is known to have undergone a MAJOR range expansion over the last 50+ years.  More details in the conservation blurb in the life history section on the All About Birds site (Barred Owl Life History, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology) but their #s have almost certainly grown in Idaho in recent decades, & breeders have probably moved further south - making it easier for dispersing birds to reach us in winter.







On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 6:13 PM, Ken Miracle via groups.io <chukar28@...> wrote:

Barred seem to be popping up all over the city in the last couple of years. Last year at Heron Cove off Park Center, at Shakespeare and at Barber Park and I heard also Hulls Gulch. What do you think Jay are they breeding close by now or just more of them migrating in for the winter?

On Nov 24, 2020, at 6:01 PM, Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay@...> wrote:

I had a walking (& socially-distanced) meeting this afternoon in the park and while chatting back at the cars @ 459pm, I noticed a Barred Owl fly in and land on a pine over the fence separating the park (along Ann Morrison Park drive not far past the speed bump/dip) from apartments to the N.

I snapped a “proof” pic from my cell phone - very zoomed in as we stayed far away.

<IMG_5689.jpeg>

We’re lucky to get some cool owls visit in winter - as usual, I’ll ask people to keep their distance so we can minimize disturbance.  Even if the bird doesn’t exhibit obvious signs of stress, our presence can be & usually is stressful - especially if we get & stay close.  In fact, studies have shown that the many passers-by (frisbee golf, etc.) are usually much less disturbing than a birdwatcher or photographer standing still with lenses trained on the bird.

Thanks!  & hopefully this bird will linger for a while 🤞🤞

Jay




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Ken Miracle
chukar28@...
208-570-2780
"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God" 2COR 3:5


Ken Miracle
 

I just got off a Zoom with my daughter and son. My daughter saw a Barred Owl in Barber Park yesterday 11-25-20. I was around Shakespeare area today saw the Tundra but no Barred Owl yet.

On Nov 26, 2020, at 5:39 PM, Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay@...> wrote:

Sorry for the slow reply (& happy thanksgiving 🦃).

Hard to say if more are breeding close by then a decade ago but this species is known to have undergone a MAJOR range expansion over the last 50+ years.  More details in the conservation blurb in the life history section on the All About Birds site (Barred Owl Life History, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology) but their #s have almost certainly grown in Idaho in recent decades, & breeders have probably moved further south - making it easier for dispersing birds to reach us in winter.







On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 6:13 PM, Ken Miracle via groups.io <chukar28@...> wrote:

Barred seem to be popping up all over the city in the last couple of years. Last year at Heron Cove off Park Center, at Shakespeare and at Barber Park and I heard also Hulls Gulch. What do you think Jay are they breeding close by now or just more of them migrating in for the winter?

On Nov 24, 2020, at 6:01 PM, Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay@...> wrote:

I had a walking (& socially-distanced) meeting this afternoon in the park and while chatting back at the cars @ 459pm, I noticed a Barred Owl fly in and land on a pine over the fence separating the park (along Ann Morrison Park drive not far past the speed bump/dip) from apartments to the N.

I snapped a “proof” pic from my cell phone - very zoomed in as we stayed far away.

<IMG_5689.jpeg>

We’re lucky to get some cool owls visit in winter - as usual, I’ll ask people to keep their distance so we can minimize disturbance.  Even if the bird doesn’t exhibit obvious signs of stress, our presence can be & usually is stressful - especially if we get & stay close.  In fact, studies have shown that the many passers-by (frisbee golf, etc.) are usually much less disturbing than a birdwatcher or photographer standing still with lenses trained on the bird.

Thanks!  & hopefully this bird will linger for a while 🤞🤞

Jay




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Ken Miracle
chukar28@...
208-570-2780
"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God" 2COR 3:5


Ken Miracle
chukar28@...
208-570-2780
"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God" 2COR 3:5


Larry Arnold
 


I tried to become enlightened by checking ebird bar graphs for BADO occurrence in Ada and Canyon Counties, both 1900-2020 and last ten years only...

https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=1900&eyr=2020&bmo=1&emo=12&r=US-ID-001,US-ID-027
https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2010&eyr=2020&bmo=1&emo=12&r=US-ID-001,US-ID-027

nothing popped, I'm not yet enlightened, and nothing is clarified, other than it looks like a wintering sp hereabouts

FWIW
Larry

If I weren't so lazy, I'd have explored a little beyond Treasure Valley....?



From: "Ken Miracle via groups.io" <chukar28@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:52:46 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Barred Owl in Boise (Ann Morrison park)

I just got off a Zoom with my daughter and son. My daughter saw a Barred Owl in Barber Park yesterday 11-25-20. I was around Shakespeare area today saw the Tundra but no Barred Owl yet.

On Nov 26, 2020, at 5:39 PM, Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay@...> wrote:

Sorry for the slow reply (& happy thanksgiving \uD83E\uDD83).

Hard to say if more are breeding close by then a decade ago but this species is known to have undergone a MAJOR range expansion over the last 50+ years.  More details in the conservation blurb in the life history section on the All About Birds site (Barred Owl Life History, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology) but their #s have almost certainly grown in Idaho in recent decades, & breeders have probably moved further south - making it easier for dispersing birds to reach us in winter.







On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 6:13 PM, Ken Miracle via groups.io <chukar28@...> wrote:

Barred seem to be popping up all over the city in the last couple of years. Last year at Heron Cove off Park Center, at Shakespeare and at Barber Park and I heard also Hulls Gulch. What do you think Jay are they breeding close by now or just more of them migrating in for the winter?

On Nov 24, 2020, at 6:01 PM, Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay@...> wrote:

I had a walking (& socially-distanced) meeting this afternoon in the park and while chatting back at the cars @ 459pm, I noticed a Barred Owl fly in and land on a pine over the fence separating the park (along Ann Morrison Park drive not far past the speed bump/dip) from apartments to the N.

I snapped a “proof” pic from my cell phone - very zoomed in as we stayed far away.

<IMG_5689.jpeg>

We’re lucky to get some cool owls visit in winter - as usual, I’ll ask people to keep their distance so we can minimize disturbance.  Even if the bird doesn’t exhibit obvious signs of stress, our presence can be & usually is stressful - especially if we get & stay close.  In fact, studies have shown that the many passers-by (frisbee golf, etc.) are usually much less disturbing than a birdwatcher or photographer standing still with lenses trained on the bird.

Thanks!  & hopefully this bird will linger for a while \uD83E\uDD1E\uD83E\uDD1E

Jay




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Ken Miracle
chukar28@...
208-570-2780
"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God" 2COR 3:5


Ken Miracle
chukar28@...
208-570-2780
"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God" 2COR 3:5

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