Sunday, March 16, 2008
Today's pictures/Barred Owl
What an utter thrill for us to have this barred owl, also known as the hoot owl, visiting today. He (?) has been sitting in the trees right outside the house for hours and hours now. The other birds around today; the chickadees, pine grosbeaks, blue jays, nuthatches, woodpeckers, mourning doves, and a couple of crows don't seem to mind his presence at all. Neither does he show interest in them. I wondered about the red squirrels, but he seems disinterested in them as well. But perhaps it is all a ploy. We'll see. Anyhow, the last time one came by was in February, 2003. We are like kids running from window to window and standing outdoors just watching. These pics were taken through the telescope.