Mr. Owl Came to Call

by Stefani on 21-April-2010

We got a sweet surprise over the weekend. Our little owl was out, just sitting up in a branch, in broad daylight. We finally got a good long look at the fullness of him, and a fairly decent picture. He’s really itty bitty in owl terms. He’s probably about the size of a robin or a dove, but maybe a bit rounder.

We get glimpses of him bringing food to his lady from time to time, but it’s always just before night fall and we have to go all squinty eyed to make him out. It was a real treat to get to sit on the deck and just take him all in during the day time hours.

In other nature news, my good friend Eren has brought back our joint project, The Magnifying Glass. We went on a bit of a hiatus there for a while, but the Glass is back and we’re hoping that you’ll consider contributing to the fun. Check it out!

Michelle April 21, 2010 at 7:53 am

What a great picture. That is lucky to be able to see one during the day.

Stefani April 22, 2010 at 11:09 am

It DID feel lucky, like picking up a penny or checking the time at exactly 11:11!

Darla April 21, 2010 at 8:04 am

Glad to see the Magnifying Glass is back in business. I left a comment there to say we’re up for contributing. Maybe we’ll even get pictures of our Barred Owl that hangs out along our creek from time to time. It sounds mighty interesting to see and share within similar categories. We’ll show you our Ohio birds, butterflies, trees and wildflowers if you show us yours!

Stefani April 22, 2010 at 11:08 am

Oh I would love to see your barred owl. And really any and everything you have to share. An online nature show and tell sounds just right 🙂

Karen April 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

What a great picture!

Cassandra April 21, 2010 at 11:58 am

Owls are by far my favorite bird. By far. Love this photo! What a beautiful little guy!

Virginia April 21, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Love your little owl! How much fun to watch him provide for his mate. So glad the magnifying glass is back. I found you and that website just a couple of months ago and was thrilled to see new posts there! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm!

jen April 21, 2010 at 7:44 pm

OH, he’s soooooo cool! What a great neighbor!

Dawn Suzette April 21, 2010 at 10:27 pm

How cool that you got a great look at him. We could hear an owl in our forest the other day but did not spot it.
That is neat to see him taking care of his mate. We just stopped on the side of the road today to watch a pair of osprey in their nest and on a pole close by… eating fish from the lake. Birds are just too intresting!

Stefani April 22, 2010 at 11:08 am

Aren’t they? I think it has something to do with the fact that they seem so magical and mundane at the same time. If you really sit and think about how very small they are, how varied… if you think about eggs, tiny and speckled and feathers and all the amazing array of nests that they make… they’re extraordinary really and yet totally ordinary too, right there for anyone to see. Amazing.

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