[Bristol-Birds] Charlie Parker: Barred Owl ID on TN Rt. 394

  • From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 19:49:25 -0500

Charlie Parker identified a Barred Owl perched
on a power line along TN Rt. 394 just a few
yards from US 421 this evening (Jan. 5).

We were in route to the Bristol Motor Speedway
to meet his parents following the Shady Valley 
Christmas Bird Count.

The owl was seen at 5:15 pm, just 12 minutes
before sunset.  

Charlie checked the adjacent power pole and
it has the number 12 on it.  They are 
numbered in sequence from the US 421 
intersection towards the speedway.

I stepped out of the car with a pocket digital
camera and could not get anything better
than this photo due to the distance and 
looming darkness.  It moved away from the
utility line and further back in the trees beyond
before this photo could be snapped. 

The bird was in the Bristol Tennessee city limits
and in the industrial park.

This is one of a number of wintering Barred Owls found in the city during the 
past 30 years or so.

Let's go birding........

Wallace Coffey
Bristol, TN

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