You might remember a few years ago when we had an owlet sighting at a neighbor's house? This year the owls nested and hatched nearly in our back yard. Many evenings as we've sat outside having dinner we could hear them hoo-hooting away.
A few nights back Precious Youngest was headed out the door and I could hear frantic ...I don't know...sounds of some sort. I went to investigate and found her standing stock still in the doorway and gesturing wildly at me while hissing "Camera! Camera!"
Two young owls were perched on our fence mere feet from where she was standing. I handed her my
I realize these look like pictures of bad Halloween decorations, but Precious Youngest turned off the flash so as not to scare the remaining owl away. He/she was a good two and a half feet tall. We know it was one of the babies because:
- The adults don't EVER come that close
- The parents (we presume) were sitting up in an Oak tree calling apoplectically to him/her get the hell away from us already.
If Precious Youngest had used her
In any event, the owlet sighting stopped all activity until he/she finally flew off. Pretty cool, no?