Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Barred Owlets








I know it's Wordless Wednesday, but I just had to tell you that a. These owls are living in my friends backyard, and b. I wish I had a longer lens, lol! In the last picture you can see the parent is carrying what looks to be a dead squirrel to the babies. When he saw me taking pictures (I was a good 40 yards away) he flew away.

21 comments:

Sarah said...

Beautiful pics!! I do love owls - such sweet little faces. Gret pictures too hon!!
Thank you so very much for all of your support - it means so much - feeling like whinney girl of late!!Namaste, Sarah

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

Great shots, Kathleen! That object he is holding looks more like a kitten to me! I hope I am wrong ;0)

Train Wreck said...

Aw! They are adorable! We have very large owls here. I don't know what kind they are? Whatch your "Cloud" The owls out here eat little animals...yikes!

C-ingspots said...

Kathleen, those are great pictures! The little owl is just adorable!! I hadn't even noticed the poor little creature in it's talons...yikes!! Guess that's what raptors do huh?

Kathleen Coy said...

Yikes! I hope it's not a kitten, it sure does look like a kitten tail. But I'm pretty sure it's a squirrel, because although the photo doesn't show it, it's body was long like a squirrel. Maybe it was a very young squirrel that didn't have a bushy tail yet?

Linda (Artwolf) said...

Beautiful little birds, enchanting, &
Thank you so much for the caring comments left about Poppy.Lindax

Kelly said...

Oh how I adore owls! Lucky you that you got to capture them!

Tammie said...

Nice hooters!

Sorry, couldn't resist. LOL

I have to say the "catch" looks like a kitten to me too. Unfortunately I know owls definitely hunt young cats as my nephew once lived on a farm and could not establish a barn cat colony cause the owls kept snatching all the young. Evidently, they were easier prey than the rabbits and squirrels.

Mona said...

You are too funny, talking on Wordless Wednesday!
Where is H.R.H. Boomer? Neat pictures of the owl peeking out of the tree.

Liz said...

WOW! What magical photos!

artbyakiko said...

These are awesome pictures!! I have never seen an owl in wild. Lucky you!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Beautiful photos! We have one in our backyard also, my attempts to get a good photo have failed! Unfortunately they have been killing my songbirds left and right, wish they would stick to the numerous mice and other rodents!

Lisa said...

kathleen - they are the BEST pictures- how amazing

cinner said...

Kathleen, the shots are just beautiful. when I was young we found an owl with a broken wing. we kept it for the longest time. it would sit on our shoulders. One day it flew off and was gone. It would show up every once in a while and circle the barnyard and then off it would go. Thanks for reminding me of such a lovely memory. Take Care

acornmoon said...

Oh, lucky you! i am so envious.

Carolee said...

GORGEOUS photos, but I do hope that's not a kitten! (sure looks like one though) I know it's What They Do, but it makes me sad all the same...

Basically, I'm in complete denial about Mother Nature, lol.

~ Carolee

lucky kachina dancer said...

Wow! They're adorable! You've got some amazing shots.

Caroline said...

What a great series of shots you've managed despite the lack of the longed for lens! I know that feeling - birds are so fascinating and I never quite get the shot I want!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Wow! Amazing shots. I would be totally freaking out to see on owl in the day. I only see/hear them at night here. Love owls!

Kimberly said...

How did I miss this post!? Very cool shots. I've been trying to get a shot of a great horned owl that sits on the peak of our bedroom roof! He hoots in the middle of the night waking our pup who runs to the fireplace and growls. One night I swear he was making the neighborhood dogs bark....he would hoot...they would bark...they'd stop, he'd hoot again. We laid in bed laughing. Thanks for sharing, k

Dean Grey said...

Awesome shots, Kathleen!

I love the last two of the owl the best.

Very neat to see!

-Dean