Driving through the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma can be an exciting experience, as you never know what kind of wildlife you might encounter. On one such drive, I came across a Barred Owl that was standing on the roadway. At first, I thought it might have been injured, but upon closer inspection, I realized that it was simply after a rodent or rabbit that had crossed the road.

Barred Owl In The Road

Barred Owl In The Road

The sight of a Barred Owl in the road unexpected. I quickly pulled over and grabbed my camera, eager to capture this magnificent bird. As I approached, I was amazed to see that the owl was unphased by my presence and didn’t fly away. Instead, it simply looked at me, almost as if it was posing for my camera.

After a few minutes, the owl flew off to a nearby tree, giving me a chance to appreciate the beauty of its flight. The Barred Owl is known for its distinctive hooting call, but it’s not often that you have the opportunity to see one up close and in person.

The Barred Owl is a common bird in North America, but it’s still a treat to see one in the wild. They are known for their distinctive markings. This particular bird was a magnificent specimen, with its feathers appearing sleek and well-groomed.

In conclusion, my encounter with the Barred Owl standing on the roadway at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge was a once in a lifetime experience. It was a testament to the diversity of wildlife that can be found in Oklahoma and a reminder that there is always something new and exciting to discover when exploring the great outdoors.


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: August 2, 2009
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 sec.
  • ISO: 400
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS
  • Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III

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