Sunday, October 4, 2009

Owls in my yard...


An exciting thing happened here at the Nest a few weeks ago...on September 13th actually (coincidentally the day of my 60th birthday). Being an early riser, I was enjoying my morning coffee and reading from Beston's Outermost House in the quiet and solitude of the upstairs sitting room. I could clearly hear what I suspected were the calls of owls just outside. So I stepped out onto the deck, and much to my delight and amazement I saw two large owls in trees very close to the house. A third could be heard responding to their voices, but not seen. Since that morning, I have heard them again (most recently at 5:30 this morning), and upon listening very carefully, believe that they are Great Horned Owls...distinguished by their resonant hooting - hoo, hoo-oo, hoo, hoo. Though the presence of these owls may be relatively common in this area, I consider my siting and hearing to be a distinct pleasure and gift, a truly memorable experience!
(P.S. I did not take this photo; it was downloaded from the net.)

4 comments:

سینا said...
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joey said...

Since you saw this on your birthday Janice...I geess you could say your wise as an owl !!!Take care, joey

Judy Hartman said...

That sounds like an almost mystical experience - definitely out of the ordinary!

hazel said...

You get the "WHO" and we got the "WHOWL"!!

XO