Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Barred Owl in the morn

A barred owl hung around the pond after sunup one day.



Looks like he's had a rough night.

A little drowsy





116 comments:

Fjällripan said...

How wonderful to get such a nice visitor at the pond! :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

He does look tired! Guess he's a true "night owl"... yea I know, that was bad-haven't had my coffee yet:@)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

OMG. That is one beautiful, BIG owl. Thank you, ma'am, for capturing and sharing this one!! blessings ~ t

Hilary said...

What a beauty. Owls are such a treat. Just like your blog.

Texan said...

Great pics!

Joe said...

Nice shots. Unusual it would be out that late.

Snapper II said...

I guess with the dry weather it is looking to cool off, or maybe looking for a meal. normaly there would be small pray looking for water. there has been one hanging around here lately.

Ellie said...

Great picture, very striking against all the greenery.
Poor wee thing looks like he needs a rest or something.

KAT said...

cool ! I am amazed by owls like this guy. I love his eye shape.
KAT

Mike said...

Owls are pretty cool. We had one of these hanging around the back yard a couple years ago. I don't know what happened to him.

Paula said...

He may have had a rough night but he's still pretty or handsome.

Roan said...

It's nice to see him in the daylight. The night shots don't let us see the true beauty of his feathers.

Mama-Bug said...

Never met an owl I didn't like! This one's a beauty.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

How cool! I'd love to see one of those guys in real life!

Lynne said...

Whoooooo,
good looking guy!

Lois Evensen said...

And, when he finally "wakes up" enough to realize you are there, I can imaging him asking, "Whaz you lookin' at?"

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Beautiful bird -- I think he realized what you were doing in the last photo! :)

Kerri said...

Awesome! I've never seen an owl in the wild before!!

Montanagirl said...

Fabulous! Very nice series. I love Owls.

Feral Female a.k.a. Vicki Locey said...

What a lovely visitor!

Julie G. said...

Fantastic owl captures! How wonderful to see this beauty out in the open. Very exciting!

Buttons said...

These are beautiful The wise owl was lucky to find your water. He knows he is safe and only has to watch for some lady with a camera. :) B

Kelly said...

...you are the luckiest girl alive to be on such neighborly terms with this beauty!! I wish I had one in my back yard... I love his sweet face..

Kelly said...

p.s. love your Texas rain gauge----63 days of 100+ (my oh, my...).

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

He does look a little worse for the wear. Handsome fellow.

Samantha said...

Great shots, and yes he looks a little rough!

Melodie said...

Wow! I never ever see owls,you are so lucky !

Jill said...

He really does look sleepy! Beautiful shots!

Farm Girl said...

It is nice to see one in the day time. He has weird eyes in that last picture. It is really good though looking at him straight on.

Judy said...

He's beautiful! I still haven't seen any more around here, tho we hear them all the time.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

He's a pretty boy! I sometimes hear an owl in our fir trees by the house, but I never get to see him. Great shot!

ellen abbott said...

Beautiful bird. You take such great pics. What kind of camera do you have?

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Cindy said...

Your photos are so great! It isn't everyday that I can see a barred owl this close!
We might be in for some cooler weather and rain this weekend! Keep your fingers crossed!

bailey-road.com said...

His feathers are beautiful! Hope he got a meal last night.

Pam said...

You do get beautiful visitors.. lovely photos.
hugs,
Pam

Sharon Lovejoy said...

GREAT shots! He did look like he'd had a rough one.

All joys,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Sharon said...

He looks like he's saying "What? Morning already? I didn't get a wink of sleep all night!"

Sall's Country Life said...

The forest can be rough hang out?

Amanda said...

There is something about owls that absolutely fascinates me!

Jan n Jer said...

Wowsy!!!

Becca said...

Aw, he's beautiful! I feel like I could reach out and pet him!

euthymic said...

Beautiful owl shots:) What I'd give to see a sleepy lovely owl like that in real life!

don said...

They are so interesting and you'd done a fine job of showing them to us. I like how flexible their necks are as they seem to be able to look in any direction.

Leenie said...

The dry weather must be making the night hunters put in some long hours looking for a meal. Remarkable photos. Hoping for rain for you.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Those are great photos. You were very fortunate to have him out in the open like that. I have some Barred Owl pictures I never did anything with as they (yeah, more than one owl) were buried deep within a tree with very poor lighting. Very nice TWG.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are fantastic.Daylight makes such a difference in the pictures.

Dina said...

What luck to see this in your yard! Great catch.

Paula said...

Ooooh~ he is so beautiful!
Been out all night, now he's ready to go home to his wife... ;0)

Sandra said...

amazing he is out after day break. maybe the heat is getting to him. he does look a little tired

Sylvia K said...

I always LOVE your owl pics! These are terrific and what a gorgeous bird. Paula is probably right, he's been out all night and he's ready to go home to his wife!! Sounds about right to me -- why should owls be different from humans??????
Have a great day!

Sylvia

joo said...

Such a beauty! It's my favourite bird:)

Jillsy Girl said...

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Deb said...

such a great visitor...the wise old owl...

Louise said...

I imagine the hunting is getting a little tough, with your drought. Maybe he's trying a little daylight hunting to see if his luck improves.

Nova said...

Looking for breakfast ^^

Great shots

Pricilla said...

He's so sweet. Unless you are a mouse

barbara l. hale said...

Such a beautiful bird! Wonder what he was doing up so late. Terrific series of shots.

Grant said...

very beautiful. I love owls, so noble.

Robin said...

T, nice shots! Nice to see it in the daylight!

Mama Zen said...

So beautiful!

Mama Zen said...

So beautiful!

Barbara said...

What a great model!

pattisjarrett said...

Beautiful; what did you have to do to get him to look your way?

SweetMarie said...

What a beautiful bird, beautiful pics! I've never seen and owl out in daytime. You are so lucky!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

He is a beauty. Love all your pics. Have a great day.

Sandy

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You know how I feel about the barred owls, and our having 2 right now is a real thrill for me!! I never grow tired of them!!

I hope you're having a good day!!

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

I love owls...they are so cool. Great pics!

lisaschaos said...

He's wonderful! I missed seeing mine this year, first time in 5 years I missed him. :( I love that you got so many nice shots of him!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful.. great shots as always! Since we've had the Summer of (Screech) Owls this year.. I am completely obsessed w/ owls. Completely! Love all the expressions you captured too. -Tammy

Darcie said...

Oh I love owls, and yours is beautiful! We have one old owl that hangs around our place, and he is such a "hoot"....sorry, couldn't resist.

Bob Bushell said...

I love that Owl, send it to me, please.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Beautiful photos, as usual! He does appear to be a bit sleepy....

Seems like forever since I've visited. Thankfully things are back to normal 'round these parts!

mick said...

Great photos. Very nice to find the owl sitting out in such an accessible place.

Chatty Crone said...

He or she is a beauty - wonder why it was there that late in the day?

A Quiet Corner said...

I love Barred Owls! One morning I had a young one sit on the beam of the front porch all day, taking shelter from a rain storm. Then, off he flew to hunt...:)JP

Furry Bottoms said...

The last photo, WOW. those piercing black eyes!

And I think in the first few series of pictures, this owl actually turned his head around 360 degrees?

Annette said...

I love owls!

EG Wow said...

AH! Very cool shots!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

How lucky to get him out in the light! Great shots.

Marissa ♥ said...

Look at his eyes! Just gorgeous, he is!

eileeninmd said...

Great captures of the Barred owl. He looks like he is looking around for his next meal.

Michaele said...

What a precious set of eyes! I find him so captivating. Owls are the coolest bird ever.

Larry Ostby said...

OMGosh... He is beautiful. How fortunate you are to have him there. The eyes are captivating.

Tammy said...

Oh, he's simply wonderful!!!

Candy C. said...

With his ruffled feathers and those sleepy eyes, he does look like he had a rough night!

Susan said...

A great lot of shots! He's beautiful, a wonderful coat.

Ms. Becky said...

he's a real beauty. perhaps he was dehydrated from lack of water. speaking of water, don't want to rub it in or anything, but we FINALLY got some rain today. yep. rained the better part of the day. haven't checked the gauge yet but it will definitely help. hope you get some too. real soon, because you guys need it way more than we do here. (the photo of the white horse in previous post is a knock-out).

Gone Country said...

He's beautiful! Great shots! And how lucky to see him during the day!

MarieElizabeth said...

I know how he feels, but I still don't look that good in the morning!

Farmchick said...

He does look a little droopy in the eyes!

edenhills said...

Very beautiful in the light of the day!

Teresa

Randy said...

I love the pattern of his feathers.

Nita Davis said...

That must have been thrilling to get such wonderful shots of an owl in daylight. I do wonder though if the poor thing has insomnia.

Chinatours said...

It is so calm to allow you take so many shots, lovely!

Catherine said...

Can owls be any more beautiful? Nope ~ I think not. Wise and beautiful!
xo Catherine

GardenofDaisies said...

Your photos of this owl are amazing!!!

Posie Patchwork said...

In all it's glory, i just want to say Hooters. So immature i know. Just put you on my post today as a blog i highly recommend for Blog Day today. Elvis & Priscilla did get a mention too, love Posie

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Theresa, Great pictures of the owl... Where do they usually go during the day? I assume the sleep somewhere in the trees....

Hugs,
Betsy

Daniel said...

Lovely photo's of the Barred owl! Perhaps it will stick around for awhile and give you more opportunities. :)

I too have been fortunate to capture some images of this gorgeous bird.
If you're interested, you can see my captures here: http://daniels-view.blogspot.com/2011/03/barred-owl.html

Cheers!
Daniel

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Cute:)

Shifan said...

Bravo..........He does look a little droopy in the eyes!

That Janie Girl said...

Wow! Those are beautiful shots of that owl. He really let you get close!

wildcatsthree said...

Seeing an owl in the daylight really shows up his beautiful coloring that you wouldn't be able to appreciate in the dark. Great shots

Rose said...

I wonder if the dry weather makes it harder or easier for them to find something to eat...

Clint said...

Pay attention to what he says---he's a wise old bird, you know...

Tammie Lee said...

such a treasure to see!

Dawn said...

So beautiful. He looks like artwork!!

Margaret said...

I would just be going crazy with the camera too! Just wonderful.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Beautiful! You look like you live in a wildlife preserve!

Desiree said...

These are priceless! What a gift to have been afforded the opportunity of taking so many excellent photographs of this exceedingly beautiful owl!

Country Mouse Studio said...

some beautiful shots I wonder if the drought brought it in so close?

Christian said...

Really like the shots with the owl looking back at you. Lovely captures.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Wow what a Beauty shot.

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