Saturday, September 4, 2010

Owls?




I knew we had owls here, I just didn't know they were big ones. Last night, when we got home from dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant this guy was sitting on our swingset. Our camera isn't working well, so these are from my i-phone. The "guy" let me get within 10 feet of him, and then I backed away. Anyone know what kind of owl it is?

6 comments:

  1. We have owls too - I hear them in the evenings - but I've never seen them. That's a very cool picture. I had no idea that they were so big either.

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  2. No idea what kind he is, but he sure is beautiful! I saw one swooping over the highway the other evening and his wingspan was quite large.

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  3. Awesome!!!! What a wonderful find!

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  4. I think it's a Barred Owl. They hang out in dense foliage during the day and high up. Here's a link.
    http://www.owlpages.com/owls.php?genus=Strix&species=varia

    Trying to identify through pictures is tough, but this is my best guess.

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