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    Posted 5 years ago

    toolate2
    (95 items)

    This little screech owl showed up one day last week and hung around for a couple days. As you can see he slept in the most odd ball places. That's the railing to the steps for my front door you see him perched on in those two shots. The wife was able to walk right up to him and take these pictures. I'm no expert in owl behavior but it was really weird... That shot of him in the tree is just before he skedaddled. We haven't seen him since. The first night he showed up I discovered him sitting on a trellis at the corner of the house eyeballing one of our cats as a potential meal....lol... Very strange!!

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    1. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 5 years ago
      Ohh, love owls!!!
      Your post is amazing, full of tender as well, the pictures are great.
      Many thanks for share and for the interesting comment.
    2. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      These are some great shots of that owl! Have a great Christmas toolate!
    3. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      Owls are pretty amazing. What would Harry Potter be without Hedwig?? Thanks Miss V and pops!!!
    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Hi
      toolate2
      This great to have this little guest around your house, at night clean out roden.
      I could't not say the same thing for my Visitor this Winter, Cooper Hawk, cleaning in all Mourning Dove, 3 kills in fews day's.
      I love your post, Happy Holiday to you and all family members.

      Regards

      Alan
    5. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      Thanks Alan! Merry Christmas to you as well...
    6. Jewels Jewels, 5 years ago
      What a treat! We had a red tail hawk sit for a long time on our deck the other day. I sneaked around so he wouldn't leave. Thanks for sharing!
    7. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      Jewels, Someone suggested to me that the raptors... hawks, owls, eagles and such... don't have as much fear of man as other birds. Not sure if that's true or not. Thanks for the love... You too Lundy!!!
    8. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
      Great photo's!
      Perhaps he was recuperating from flying into something.
      Merry Christmas!
    9. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
      far out ...lol.......... merry x mass ..
    10. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Hi
      toolate2
      I use to work for 15 years for the Canadian Wildlife, for collecting data on the field for nesting birds in all north of Quebec, we edited a Book, and that so truth, Owl ,Hawk, Falcon and many others, are not afraid of human, that behavior cause there lost sometime, because,of bad Hunter, kill them for naturalization ,even one day I go to trial with a guy kill a Spotted owl. The story was finish in good way, i win for the poor owl. That's explain why your wife can go very close to this Owl.

      Regards

      Alan

    11. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
      I've had two close encounters with owl. One was a tiny Boreal Owl that was roosting in a barn after killing a sparrow, I was able to get within two feet of it to take pictures.
      The other was a large owl that had hit the power wires in our yard & was injured.
      We put it in a safe place to recover but it died soon after.
    12. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Lovely owl post and pics!
    13. surfdub66 surfdub66, 5 years ago
      What a hoot!!! Lol
      lovely to see these creatures in the wild ;-)
      Great pics too !
      Merry christmas & new year ;-)
    14. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago

      Merry Christmas and thanks for the love pack, mike, surfdub66, kyra, trunkman, fortapache, musikchoo, rniederman, charms, Phil, and agh!!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      SEASON's GREETINGS Tl2!!!!!!!
    16. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
      Those are some great pics.....
    17. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 5 years ago
      Too cool toolate ... wish mine had been that easy . Have a Very Merry Christmas !!!
    18. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
      Wonderful pictures. We live in a city but have huge oak trees and home to owls every year to raise their young. I suspect this guy was looking for some lunch to take home. Earlier this year we ended up with two babies about three inches tall. Against the law to own them or keep them here so we passed them to a state preserve. They were fun but stinky guests for a couple of days. Our other birds were amused by them. The owls are meat eaters and we couldn't go there....except baked ham.
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      That's incredible, to say the least! Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2015 toolate2!
    20. hotairfan hotairfan, 5 years ago
      Hi toolate2
      What a great human interest story! I had an interesting encounter with a Screech Owl several years ago. While hunting small game, I came across a Screech owl setting on a stump. This one also had no fear of humans.
      I realize now that is was dumb of me, but I had heavy leather gloves on , so I placed my finger under it's claws. to my amazement, it climbed on to my finger. I could feel the talons pierce the leather, but not enough to cut my finger. He must have just fed and had a stain of blood on his beak. I thought that this was why he was so docile. Now, how do I get him off of my finger? I walked over to a branch and slipped out of the glove. Upon the sagging of the glove once my finger was removed, he shifted to the tree limb. He was all feathers around a skinny little body. He weighed practically nothing.
      What a wonderful nature experience that was. I will never forget it. . hotairfan
    21. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love wpj, kerry, brat, CindB, Hunter, hotair, jscott0363, rose, Jewels1900, Harborguy, racer4, fhrjr2, and Hedge!!!
    22. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      They are very beautiful!!!
    23. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      This is a great post! Love seeing all the comments as well. I too was thinking the same as walksoftly. Glad he was able to fly on...
    24. melaniej melaniej, 5 years ago
      Beautiful
      I love owl's
      just purchased two little ceramic figurines for my collection of owl's.
      But nothing like seeing one in person and so close up.
      When I lived in NC on 30acres which 29acres was wooded.....I would see them all the time and that's how I fell in love with them. Thanks for sharing :)
    25. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      Thanks Elisabethan, gc, pack, Rustfarm, eye4beauty, PatSea, melaniej, shareurpassion, and Sean!!!
    26. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      Thanks AZ!!!!
    27. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      Thanks Toni1969 and redtailfly!!!
    28. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      Thanks P-dub!!! And thanks again Sean!!!!
    29. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      Hi Mani!!! Happy New Year and thanks for the love!!!
    30. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      Thanks RonM and wolcott1!!!!
    31. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      Thanks smiata and Trey!!!
    32. REED, 5 years ago
      very cool!!
      instead of you going to hooters, hooters came to you!
    33. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      LOL...
    34. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      Thanks Rustfarm and lampaddict!!!
    35. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      great new profile pic!!!
    36. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
      Whooo, Me??? Thanks Sean!!
    37. martika martika, 4 years ago
      For me these are the best photos on CW. And I love your profile picture too.
    38. Nicefice Nicefice, 4 years ago
      Great Screech Owl Pics!!
    39. toolate2 toolate2, 4 years ago
      Thanks everybody! I've been a bit hesitant to keep thanking people on this one as it is neither antique or collectible... I guess it falls more into the social aspect of this website. As a community of like minded people I think it's OK if we sometimes just share aspects of ourselves and our lives...pets...cars...etc... Isn't it???
    40. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      beautiful!! years ago, i found a dead, frozen one on a country road here in california. i put it in my freezer and brought it to a friend w/ Audubon. it now sits in a museum in sacramento. [i like yours better!]
    41. toolate2 toolate2, 4 years ago
      LOL... Thanks ho2!!
    42. AzTom AzTom, 4 years ago
      Hmm, the tree looks quite old and the yard, well it's as old as dirt.

      On my daily walk I pass three cacti that each have an owl sitting in one of the holes that Woodpeckers have made.
    43. toolate2 toolate2, 4 years ago
      Well... thanks for that Tom. Sounds like a good defense to me! Thanks iggy and AnnaB!
    44. toolate2 toolate2, 4 years ago
      Thanks Val!
    45. kwqd kwqd, 11 days ago
      I live in the city, but a Red Tailed Hawk has been sitting on my back fence lately. Probably trying to snag a cardinal, sparrow, finch or chickadee that feeds at my table feeder. I have had screech owls and other small hawks hang around in the past. Sometimes my table feeder goes untouched for days as everyone moved around to the feeders in the front of the house to avoid being the eaten instead of the eater.

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