Thursday, November 12, 2009

Look!. . .Up in the tree!

The kids were very excited to spot an owl up in a tree yesterday.

We discovered it was a Barred owl.

Here is an up close YouTube video:

Voice: Loud, very vocal hooting, often in response to each other. "Hoo-hoo-to-hoo-oo, hoo-hoo to wha-aa" suggests " Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?" They are extremely vocal in February and March, and again during late summer and fall. Probably the most vocal of all owls.

owl7Here’s what they look like as babies, 3-4 wks old:

 

 

Zman took the following pictures:

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Never know what you’ll be seein’ around here.

Happy Thursday!

Heather

 

4 comments:

  1. Love it ! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Amazing! Great shots! I heart owls.

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  3. What kind of camera do you use? I'm shopping (in my mind) for a new one. My Canon Rebel broke...

    Debi - Above & Beyond

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  4. Debi,
    I use a Nikon D50. It's an entry-level SLR which has been discontinued. I think the new D3000 has just been rated #1 for Consumer Reports. Check out dpreview.com.
    I've decided to stick with this entry-level SLR and put $ into new lenses. I currently only have the kit lens but am looking at a portrait lens, 50mm 1.8.
    Happy Thanksgiving week!

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