Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Barred Owl

This was the highlight of my day today,seeing this owl.He was so beautiful.I believe he had something going on with a pack of crows today.Crows were soundly loudly this afternoon,much later on today than taking these photos,& I saw the owl in pursuit of them.One of the crows had raided a nest & partnered up with his other kin with white eggs in his beak.They were really making a racket.Then the owl flew in behind them.I hope I will get to see him tomorrow.I don`t believe the barred owl lays eggs now,they usually lay in March or April,so I don`t really know what nest the crows raided.


Debra said...

Wow Phyllis! This is quite a catch!
I LOVE owls. I can't figure out though, who would be laying eggs now, unless it was a chicken?

I watched ravens flipping and flying and doing their croaking call this morning. I was transfixed-just enjoying the sight.

Stop in at my blog when you get a chance.

You are amazing, ya know that?!

Love, Debra

phylliso said...

I don`t know where the white eggs were from either.It`s funny you said chickens...the sparrows line the purple martin box with white feathers,exactly like chicken feathers,but I don`t know where they are from,as far as I know the closest chicken keepers are a fourth of a mile away.
I`m so glad you received your mail safely.Elizabeth begged me to go on a trip,she seems to like her new home.phylliso

Aleta said...

This is an awesome picture! The pine tree setting makes it even more captivating. I bet it was a chicken egg from somewhere around there.
Last spring I was sitting on a rock in our woods, writing, and suddenly a barred owl came flying behind me and landed on a tree branch really close by. He watched me for a long, long time. I didn't have my camera then but I have other shots of barred owls. We have quite a few of them here. They are awesome creatures.