I spent about an hour and a half behind the Pine Creek Ranch Saturday afternoon. It was just about 3:00, so things were quiet, as the sky alternated between overcast and mostly-sunny. I was bored and took a few shots of a Gopher Tortoise and some sort of skipper (related to moths and butterflies). I managed to see an American Redstart, too. But that was about it, until I caught some motion out of the corner of my eye, and saw this beautiful Barred Owl. I got a few shots of him, even as he deftly maneuvered through the branches and trees. I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to spend a few minutes with this awesome creature..
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