Yesterday on Steemit, I noticed @claudiaz had posted a cool new contest, focusing (HA! See what I did there?) on wild animals (here’s the link if you want to check out the deets for yourself – Photo Fun Contest – Week 22 – “Wild Animals” Photography). I figured given how many critters wander through our yard on a regular basis, it would be easy-peasy to find a subject some time this week.
Last night, just as I was about to hop in the shower, hubby hollered in, “Don’t know if I should tell you or not, babe, but I hear baby owls outside, and they’re close.”
Two seconds later, we were scouring the yard for the source of the screech.
I should mention that one night a few years back, we heard an eerie, high-pitched whistle type noise at the edge of our yard. Long story short, we discovered that when young Barred Owls are out and about, they are constantly checking in with mom and dad, letting them know where they are and that they’re
HUNGRY FEED ME NOW!!! patiently waiting for food.
So last night, we heard three baby owls, saw two flying through the trees, then managed to follow one across the yard (through a sea of mosquitoes) and snagged a few shots and one short video.
The video ended up being wicked dark, but I lightened it as much as I could through the online video editor (hence, the watermark) –
Then first thing this morning, while I was outside with our dog, I heard a bit of commotion in a tree at the edge of the woods. Next thing I knew, an adult owl flew gracefully overhead, and landed in the tree right in front of us!
And here’s a little video of momma snoozing (complete with the dulcet tones of our air conditioner) –
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More lovely things in your garden. I get pigeons and doves.
Beautiful. Love owls.