Monday, January 9, 2012

It's a beautiful January morning, still fall where I live. It is cloudy and misting with temperatures that will remain in the fifties.  The rest of my red oak leaves are falling and hopefully they will be all down by the end of this week.
Today, I was finally able to see the owl that had been "hooting" at night for months. He stayed put while I grabbed my not-so-professional camera and snapped this pic. He turned and looked at me while the camera flashed a few more times. He seemed more annoyed than concerned. I guess I should get a really good camera with a good zoom if I'm going to keep trying to snap bird pics.

17 comments:

  1. He's a beauty. We have lots of red tail hawks here and saw one this morning in one of my trees, on a low branch. Wish I had my camera...

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  2. Another member of the Owl Club! You are so fortunate to have a photo!

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  3. Oh, I would love to see the red tailed hawks, Andrea!

    Anne, I didn't know there was a club! I'm definitely a member!

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  4. Beautiful picture of an owl! I've never seen one in daylight, but I did see an owl at night once.

    And though it is winter where I live in Iowa, it hasn't really snowed yet and stuck for more than a day. It's been a really nice winter. :)

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  5. I'm so glad you are having a nice winter, Krista. We have been getting some much needed rain and hope it is the end of our drought.
    I've never seen an owl at night or in the daytime, so I was like a big kid!

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  6. Incredible and beautiful!!! :O)

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  7. Diane, he really is. We think we've figured out that it is a Long Earred Owl because it "hoo, hoo's" at night. We thought it was a hoot owl making the noise but they don't have ear tufts.

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  8. What a beautiful owl! I think I've only ever seen one owl in my entire life. Lucky!

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  9. Thanks, Alleged Author, I do feel lucky to have been able to really look at him since he wasn't in a hurry to leave. That probably won't ever happen to me again!

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  10. Oh, I love owls! Wonderful pictures, Catherine. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I had an owl hooting outside my window early yesterday morning. It's too dark to see him but he makes himself known!

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  12. Amy, I love owls, too. I'm so glad I got to see him.


    Liza, how neat! Wish he would stick around during the day so you can see him.

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  13. haha!! I can imagine you running at him to get a close up :D My mum had an owl fly into her house once and make himself at home in my old bedroom. That was kind of freaky. He didn't seem the slightest bit bothered when we came in to gawk at him lol

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  14. Emailman, would have answered last night but I kept getting a white page in the comments section and over at your site. Thanks for stopping by and following.

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  15. How exciting to see such a beautiful bird so close by.

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  16. I know and in my own yard! Thanks, Madeleine for stopping by and commenting.

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  17. Wow, he looks like a big one. We have an owl that comes around to every fall but this year he seems to be staying over the winter too. I've only seen him once but I've tried many times to get a look at him. Glad you got to see yours and take a picture!

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