Monday, November 30, 2009

Owl Alert!

The full moon shines in a cloudless sky. As I unload the car around 6:15 tonight, I hear a sound. Whoo, Whoo, Whoo, Whoo. Not sure of the source, I politely hoot back. Whoo Whoo Whoo Whooo? After a few minutes of conversation, the owl flew off to another spot in the subdivision. I am too excited for words! A real GHO in my yard, and I saw him fly off! (This picture, of course, was taken elsewhere, but it is a handsome bird.)

My yard has several vacated hawk nests, and abundant squirrel nests, which would make dandy homes for a pair of Great Horned Owls. I would be more thrilled about owlets than I was about the Cooper's Hawks, and that's saying something! Let's all keep our fingers crossed!


Mary Beth( the daughter) said...

So Hoovert J Owlsey may have some new neighbors in the yard? Cool. Did you tell dad yet?

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Last week, I also heard a GHO, thought it was too far off to get a snap, left camera at home. Walked 2 doors up to walk their dogs and just as the sun was rising so did the GHO from the tree right above where I was walking, URGHHH. I just kept thinking it probably would have been too dark for a good photo...alas, I shall never know~

Joe said...

Great owl shots. For some reason I can't seem to locate the owl hang outs. I have many Red Tail, Osprey and a few Bald Eagle shots. I'll book mark yor site for future surfing. Later..