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Hunters of the Night The Barn Owl by Larry Hitchens

“The Great Barn Owl Banding Trip” ...After I decided to “retire” four years ago, I purchased a 600mm Canon lens and one of Canon’s upscale cameras, both of which cost about the same as a small sports car. As my interest in birds of prey and wildlife photography expanded, I became fixated on owls. I read an article online entitled Owls! You Want Me to Find Owls? This was

exactly how I felt, so I proceeded to educate myself on where owls might be located and at what times I could find them. As I became more knowledgeable on the subject, discovering that some owls actually hunt during the daytime, some occupy swamps, some old pine woods, etc., I began to compile a nice portfolio of photos. But much to my dismay, I had no barn owl im-

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Tidewater Times November 2011  

Tidewater Times November 2011

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