if you’ve been following my blog for a while
you probably know that I’m a bit obsessed with owls
I have heard them around my yard for years
but have never caught sight of one
about a week ago, one landed on the hook that holds my bird feeder
I was so surprised, I just stood there transfixed
I figured it was probably too dark to get a photo anyway
but then, some nights later
I was out in the yard at dusk and I could hear a lot of chatter in the woods along my yard
then I spied the silhouettes of their wings flying through the trees just feet away from me
I ran like heck to grab my camera and a flashlight and fortunately I found them sitting on a tree branch
two Saw Whet owls…the cutest little things!
I managed to get just a few shots, although not technically the best, but I was happy
now, every night I go out at dusk and listen for them
and every night since, they come to my yard, chattering away
I haven’t taken anymore photos because I’m afraid I’ll scare them away for good with that flashlight
so for now, I’m just happy to sit back and watch them
We did however buy an owl nesting box and hung it on a tree in our woods
hoping that they will be house hunting soon!
I need to name them…any thoughts?