Saturday, February 01, 2014

Our Owl Friend

The other night, Matt and I were laying in bed and we heard, "Whooo... whoooooo..." from outside. Matt said, "Is that an owl?" And I said it must be because what other animal makes that sound?

Then, a couple of days later, I was looking out the window into the backyard and I thought I saw a big wasps nest in our tree. But, upon looking at it some more, I discovered it was an owl.

So, I did the only logical thing. I went outside and took pictures of it. Sneaking closer and closer to get a better shot.

I looked it up and I think it is a western screech owl, common to urban areas. I haven't seen it again, but it was beautiful. I had never seen an owl in the wild before, so it was neat to see.