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Vancouver, British Columbia

Observations - 1997

I actually have no photographic records for owls in the park for this year. However, I did see one on a street in the West End.Barred Owl on West End Street

October 22, I was walking home across the West End (from a photographic store on Robson to my home on Pacific). Because of a road closure I had to divert by one street and I was not happy about it. Until, on the diversion route I found a Barred Owl roosting. Apparently it had been there all day. I rushed home to get my (film) camera, 300mm lens and a monopod. It was still there upon my return - hence this photo. I did not use flash because I was uncertain of the reaction that the owl might have - startle, fly away? I now know that they are quite tolerant of flash.