Monday, March 2, 2009

A Better View of the Barred Owl

Remember that post about the Barred Owl I did a few weeks back? I thought it looked like a paper wasp's nest from a distance, at first? Well, he's back, but at a different roost. A better roost...way better!



On Friday, I took to the woods to try out my lens that had been ill. It was overcast, (aargh!) but I had to make sure the focus worked properly. I checked the regular roost spot of the owl, but he wasn't there. I checked a potential screech owl hole, and out of the corner of my eye, I see something out of place. Lo and behold, it was my barred, but he was NOT so well camouflaged against his chosen tree. Hmm...I wonder if he has used this roost before? I will keep my eye out for this new spot. Although it was a gray day, seeing this owl and testing my focus on him was an honor.



Two owls in one weekend...Now that is priceless!

8 comments:

jalynn01 said...

You are right these owls are just priceless! I love them! But I must admit as regal and beautiful as this one is...I just love the 'pocket owl' better...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Looks like the lens is working well.Those are spectacular shots.
Blessings,Ruth

Shellmo said...

seriously Hannibal! I'm starting to think you're greedy with all your great eagle, hawk and owl photos! They only seem to visit YOU! Please send one of these owls my way. I will pay you. :-)

Eve said...

and perfect to boot!!!

Aluajala said...

Ooh owls are adorable! Right now I watch an online video about owls and I wish I could see one in reality. Your photos are wonderful!!! The owl on the second picture makes me smile - such a character )) and the pics of owl in your previous post are sooo good too!

Bird Girl said...

Holy crap, Hannibal! Are you just trying to make me miserable??? I can't STAND IT!!! I dream about owls...I see owls in every hole in every tree in my fantasies!!!!!!!! Oh man..........I want to see an OWL!!
These two pictures are about as perfect a scenario as you can get!!!
YOu did an awesome job with that lens! Wow - my cup runneth over!

Marsha said...

ditto everything birdgirl just said! I wanna see these too! Fantastic photos.

Owlman said...

Wow, that is one super uncamouflaged owl - very strange but great for photos!