Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Great Horned Owl and a Screech Owl

A long time friend and nature and wildlife photo blogger ["Natural World" Through My Camera] invited me to one of his many haunts. He had been photographing owls for the last couple weeks and invited me to join him today. We did have some luck. First, as we were waiting for the owls to show up, a Great Blue Heron dropped by and allowed us a couple of shots.  Then a couple of Great Horned Owls gave us some attention. This was a first for me and quite exciting. The Screech Owl was another first. He was setting, sleeping and warming himself in the sun. A very cooperative subject. 

A Great Blue Heron waiting for his breakfast...     
He has his eyes on something...



Two Crows keep an eye on a Great Horned Owl...
Great Horned Owl...
A Great Horned Owl...
A Screech Owl setting in its den hole, do you see him?
Screech Owl soaking up the sun...
Sleeping in the sun... He never did open his eyes...

Thanks for stopping by...

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! that screech is great!!! the great horned, too! i love the tree the screech is in! so neat!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful series, especially the Screech Owl, falling asleep, great.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

That screech owl is stunning i must say. An excellent set of images you have captured.
Shaun

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Awesome pics! I love owls. I have a couple that live in my woods and have caught a couple of pics of them. I'm always looking up in the trees for them.

Julie G. said...

Lucky you! I would be thrilled to see owls out in the open like this. Fantastic photographs! Love the slumbering Screech owl in the tree. Wonderful!

Tammy said...

Great photos Larry! Great Horned Owls are one of my most favorite birds! I wish I could find more of them!

Larry Ostby said...

Theresa,Bob,Shaun, Mr.LL, Julie and Tammy, thank you all for the kind comments.

Joe said...

Great shots of the owls.

Larry Ostby said...

Thanks Joe.

Andrew said...

Wonderful birds to see Larry..
Many thanks for sharing your great shots.