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.


Marie said...

It's amazing how much the owl blends in with the tree. Smart place to hang out.

Marie said...

I have always wanted an owl friend. You have all the luck.