Friday, May 4, 2012

Barred Owlet

Barred Owlet, originally uploaded by Hannibals Animals.

Sometimes a not-so-productive day of wildlife/birding turns around so quickly, just as you are about to call it a day, and today was one of those days. I was leaving my spot after about an hour of boring tree time. I just stared up at the tops of trees, looking for some movement, and nothing was happening. I decided to leave the area when all of a sudden I hear an interesting sound close by. I can't describe the "squawk", but I knew it was a larger throat making that sound. I knew I could not leave until I found the source and scanned the trees & ground.
After a bit of zeroing in on the direction, I see a glimpse of a large wing. I knew immediately that it was the local Barred Owl, and it struck me that just maybe it was with it's owlet. I've never seen a wild barred owlet before so this was gonna be good! I finally spotted them both and the parent flew off. Low and behold, I finally get my barred owlet! And here it is! What a day this turned out to be! You just never know... IMG_7820 IMG_7572 IMG_7611 IMG_7534


Chris said...

Youp patience is the best, and you msot of the time get rewarded. I had to wait for an hour laying down on a bank of a lake yesterday to get shots of horned grebes, but they finally came to the spot i was ;-) Beautiful shots!

Melissa Weisbard said...

Great photos!

I had a similar experience a couple of years ago in Arizona. The sunsets in Arizona are usually pretty amazing, especially if there are clouds in the sky. I was in Tucson and I drove up into the mountains hoping to get some great sunset photos. I watched the sunset and there were lots of great orange hues, but I was hoping for something a little more stunning. I waited for a while to no avail. I started the drive back to my mother-in-law's house and as I got to the bottom of the mountain, they sky lit up in hues of pink and orange and red. It was stunning. I wish I would have waited just a little while longer and I would have gotten some better photos with the mountains in the photo as well. Here are some of the photos I took:

Patience isn't one of my strong points. I'm going to have to work on it.

Tere - juegos gratis said...

The green bird!!! beautiful

Cynthia M. said...

Great find, and amazing photos! Barred owls are definitely a favorite. :)

Avtoprokat said...

I am so glad i found your site. Fantastic photos - thank you!!

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