Monday, June 8, 2009

Barred Owl

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

~Juvenal, Satires








30 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a beautiful bird.Those eyes look right through you.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Gosh I just love owls, aren't they so beautiful? I saw a snowy owl once, take off in flight from a tree. That was my only time.

Mildred said...

So nice to see so much detail.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous bird, isn't it Shelley???? Glad you got to see so many ---up close and personal...

Hugs,
Betsy

Kelly said...

...I love hearing Barred Owls in the forest (one of my favorite owls)...beautiful photos!

holdingmoments said...

What a beauty Shelley.
Need that gauntlet with those talons.
Wouldn't like to be on the wrong end of him. ;)

Elaine said...

Gorgeous closeups!

Kallen305 said...

Such a gorgeous bird and one I have yet to see.

Cathy Clementz said...

The "under-feathers" really ARE downy looking. Makes ya want to feel how soft they are.

Eve said...

I'm hoping to hear "who cooks for you" in my woods some day!

Jayne said...

What a wise, old face... :c)

Tina said...

Shelley, Such a stunning creature. It is really nice to see photos of him up close!!

Knatolee said...

Ooh, I do love owls.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Don't those eyes seem bottomless?

fishing guy said...

Shelly: Wonderful photos of the owl.
BTW: You di well with your one guess. You will be so surprised at 2 & 3. You really know them.

Deb said...

Such a beautiful bird!

The Retired One said...

They are truly amazing birds!

Dorothy said...

The owls are so cute!!

Craig Glenn said...

Truer words....

Great shots Shelly

Craig Glenn

Nick S said...

A beauty ! I'm heading up to a remote cabin at the end of the month. Last year there was a Barred Owl that flew down to investigate me early one morning.
Hopefully he'll be back....

Deborah Godin said...

Oooh, there's some real cosmic wisdom reflected in those bright eyes!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful photos. He looks a little sad in the last one.

dAwN said...

Wow..great photos! I am here catching up on all the posts I have missed...oh i see more very cool photos to look at ...byeee.

Ginnymo said...

Awww! He is so cute!!! I wish I could see one owl in my life. I never even hear any here. Great photos Shelly!!

BirdingMaine said...

What a beauty! I love owls.

Bird Girl said...

There is just something that draws me to owls! I suppose because it is so darn hard to see one in the wild! Beautiful pictures of this one, Shelley!

Kathiesbirds said...

What a beauty! I saw my first ones this year in Ohio and WV!

Daisy said...

Such a nice shot, Shelley! :)

colemotion said...

Just thought I would let you know that we have a baby Barred Owl
that is hanging around the house for the past two weeks.
He is only about 9 inches tall
and we see him every other day.
Believe it or not he will eat dog food and raw steak.
I hope that he does not leave.

colemotion said...

Forgot to tell you
I live in St. Clair Shores, Mich.