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...
Oscar!





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.

8 comments:

thesedaysofmine.com 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.
Liz

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!