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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Great Horned Owl

One of our favorite sounds on the ranch is the soft hooting of the Great Horned Owl.  In the warmer months when the hunting is easy, we hear him away in the pines.  As the days get shorter and cooler, his hunting brings him closer to the house and barn.  Many winter mornings he perches on the barn's weather vane, keeping a sharp eye out for mice.  This morning was the season's first sighting of him perched on the barn roof.


I couldn't find my camera (hadn't finished my coffee), so I grabbed my cell phone.  That blob on the left is the owl.



5 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

The ole before coffee thing. I hope you get another chance at this shot. The owl, barn roof, sky is PERFECT!!!

Lori Skoog said...

Nice work Terry...

Wolfie said...

Love the picture! What a sky! Your owl is a good friend to have around. As the mice come closer to the warmth of your home and bird feeders, he will keep the numbers under check. How wonderful that you get to enjoy him.

Ruffles said...

Gorgeous pic :) We don't get owls here in NZ!

Jim said...

Great capture Terry! That must be a wonderful sound to hear, lucky you!