Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Do You See What I See?

For several days last week,
I was delightedly
distracted by a visitor to
my backyard.

I made many attempts
to take a picture of
said visitor,
but alas,
I failed.

I still wanted to share it with you,
so I sat down this morning
to google free pictures
of my new friend.
Just as I selected one
and copied it,
something caught my
attention in my peripheral vision.
This time, I was lucky.
As if on cue,
he selected a branch
and appeared to pose for me!

Let me introduce you to...

Isn't he AMAZING??
I keep saying he but I really have no idea
if it's a he or a she.

Here are a few more shots...

I am pretty sure from the research
I have done that this he is a barred owl.
I have been on my deck
and had him appear in flight
five feet from my head.
I did not hear a thing.

I was fortunate to
even spot him catching a
rodent one day.

I sure love
my "wild life!"

Irish Saying:
May you get all your wishes but one,
so you always have something to strive for.


Anonymous said...

WOW! That is amazing. I've never seen an owl "in person". I'm so glad he obliged you by providing you with a photo op!

Kandi said...

That is so cool! We have owls around here but they are very sneaky and hard to photograph...good for you for getting some wonderful shots! What a beautiful creature.

Karen's Ideas Galore said...

Cool...camouflage! (I had to look up how to spell it...)

Jackie said...

Very cool pictures Jill... I love wildlife photos

Heidi said...

Oh My Gosh, I absolutely love it! I am sooo jealous.:)

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

OMGosh! I can't believe you actually saw him catch a rodent. Oscar is just AWESOME....great photos!

Liz said...

Wow - how fortunate to get a photo! Great shots.

Valerie said...

Whooo do, whooo do you think you are? This is amazing! I hope he visits someday when we are there. What a treat!