Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Wise One

It's amazing how something you know is there is so hard to find.  It's probably been 8 months or more since I last saw a Barred Owl.  Like I said, I know they're out there, but they're usually very good at blending in.  Maybe that's why they have the reputation of being "wise."  Yet, over the last 2 weeks I've seen a Barred Owl almost every day as I commute back and forth to work.  One morning, I saw three!  It's a welcome site to see one and it's something I never get tired of.

With this particular owl, I was on my way home after work and happened to be in the right place just as the light was getting good.  I quickly pulled to the side of the road, stepped out and starting shooting.  Immediately, I noticed a branch running right in front of the owl's face, so I ended up standing on my truck bed topper to frame a better shot.  I managed about 5 more frames and the owl quietly slipped deeper into the timber.


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