In my case, two of the three were out during daylight. The snowy owl was around a nearby town for 2-3 weeks last January, and just perched on buildings and trees, or hunted in fields. I think they are diurnal, not nocturnal. The barred owl was on a nest in Florida, so it was awake but not flying during the day. The screech owl was photographed at dusk, as it came out of its nest in the pole. I know that they are nocturnal, so I was just lucky to see it when there was still enough light (and to be close enough).How do you get those great shots of owls during the day? I don't think I've ever seen an owl in daylight in Australia.
Ray, I think you've got a frogmouth there, not an owl. I think it's a tawny frogmouth, but see what you think.Thanks. It appears that we only have 10 owl species and I still haven't figured out what I photographed.
That's the only one that I've found that comes sort of close in appearance, so you could be right. I should label it 'Not an owl'.Ray, I think you've got a frogmouth there, not an owl. I think it's a tawny frogmouth, but see what you think.
Wikipedia says, "The tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a species of frogmouth native to Australia that is found throughout the Australian mainland and Tasmania. Tawny frogmouths are big-headed stocky birds often mistaken for owls due to their nocturnal habits and similar colouring."