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Owls
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All photos taken in Connecticut.


Barn Owl pair
(Tyto alba)

January, 2002. Connecticut shoreline, © AJ Hand.

Editor's note: Now very uncommon in Connecticut with the loss of much of our open farmland,
Barn Owls exist at only a handful of CT locations. Barn Owls remain quite common in other parts
of the United States however.  Here a male perches to our right of a female. The male is smaller
and whiter with fewer, smaller "specks" on the breast. Other characters that can be used to
sex these birds are not quite visible in this wonderful photograph.


Great Horned Owlet
(Bubo virginianus)

April / May 2003. Ansonia.
© AJ Hand


Snowy Owl
Nyctea scandiaca

Short Beach in Stratford.
November, 2002.
© Dori Sosensky
Snowy Owl
Nyctea scandiaca

Heavily marked.
Hammonasset State Park.
December 2001.
© Jim Zipp
Snowy Owl
Nyctea scandiaca

Goose Island.
December 19, 2001.
© AJ Hand


Snowy on Goose Island
December 19, 2001. © AJ Hand

Eastern Screech Owl
(Otus asio)

Red Morph.
March, 2003. © AJ Hand
Eastern Screech Owl
(Otus asio)

Gray Morph.
March, 2003. © AJ Hand
Eastern Screech Owl
(Otus asio)

Gray Morph.
March, 2003. © AJ Hand

Barred Owls
(Strix varia)
 
March, 2002. © AJ Hand


December 2001. Old Lyme.
© Hank Golet


Long-eared Owl
(Asio otus)
 
Winter 2002. Connecticut shoreline.
© AJ Hand


Short-eared Owl
(Asio flammeus)

February, 2003. Westport.
© Paul Fusco


Northern Saw-whet Owl
(Aegolius acadicus)

February, 2003. Westport.
© AJ Hand

Northern Saw-whet Owl
(Aegolius acadicus)

December, 2001.
© AJ Hand

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