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Barred Owl
Photographer: Ben Peters
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield, MA
I was visiting the sanctuary fairly early one morning and while sitting on a bench I noticed a large dark bird fly in being chased by several catbirds and other songbirds. Thinking that it may have been an accipiter or other hawk, I walked around to investigate and saw this guy staring back at me!
Digital Alterations: 
minor alterations to saturation, brightness, and contrast; cropping
Camera Information: Nikon D3200 with Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S Lens
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