Monday, May 17, 2010

Baby In My Tree

This is who I saw in my woods
A big baby owl
Isn't he or she cute as can be ?

The birds in my woods are not
being friendly at all
They sing and sing and SING

All he/she is doing
Is sitting on a branch

I was able to get a good photo
I could hear the HOO HOO



I'd heard that sound for a while
 but the baby asking for food
Sounds more like a hawk
Now, after looking on the net
I knew that it was the sound of a baby owl
(known as an owlette)

I could hear it
I looked and looked
And, there he/she was
Sitting in the tree just outside my fence

The next day it flew to my front woods
And, this time it was in my yard

As I type this, the birds are singing
He/she must be in my side woods

I told you I live in the woods
Now, I have the proof

Vacations ... naw
Who would want to leave this place ?
~ JC ~

Info about Owls ...

21 comments:

Kea said...

How fabulous! Several years ago we had a barred owl on campus; it hung around in the trees outside our office windows for several days. I watched it eat a pigeon for lunch one day, while it was being heckled by two crows. Eventually it left the remains of the carcass for the crows!

Remington said...

Owls are so cool! Thanks for sharing!

Roses and Lilacs said...

That is so cool. All the birds in the area know they might be his dinner some evening.
Marnie

janis said...

Ohhhh! She/He is so beautiful! Do you know what kind of Owlette?
Very cool, indeed :)

JC said...

I think it is a Barred Owl. Based on the pattern and the sounds. He makes a shrick for food. Saw his Mom or Dad bring him something. Not close enough at the time to see what it was.

If it's not a Barred owl than it's a spotted owl.

The Monkeys said...

What a beautiful owl!

Let us know if Meredith Ann is interested in participating in the Tort-toes contest we're having.

JC said...

Well I don't know ... I'll have to go check it out ...

The Creek Cats said...

Owls are our mom's favorite bird! She loves the baby owl picture. Too cute!!

Brian said...

That is a stunning owl, very pretty!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh what a cute baby owl! We have had an owl here at some point, but I think it was an adult, and I never saw it, just heard it. We are thinking that the other birds are just nervous because even though he/she is a baby, he/she is probably a hungry baby!

JC said...

I was just in the back yard and I found it. Sitting on a tree just outside my back side fence. Quiet as can be. No birds singing at it.

I like my birds but I so hope this owl survives.

Not easy being a Mom of many ... feathered or fur ...

Lucy the Cat said...

What a cute owl! Great picture!

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful owlette!...You do have a lovely place in the woods; a nice permanent vacation spot!...Have a great day.

clairz said...

Beautiful owl, wonderful post!

Pam said...

that is the coolest thing!!

KathyB. said...

We had a barred owl perched just outside our dove pen. No doubt the owl was interested in eating the doves. But he was amazing to view so close-up. You got a great picture!And you're right, vacations? I'll take a Staycation any day.

Feral Female said...

Very cool! We have quite a few owls around our home, we hear them at night calling back and forth to each other. Never have gotten a glimpse of one though. Thanks for sharing!

Darlene said...

AWWWWWWW just beautiful!!!!!

Noll's Nip said...

Awww...that is so sweet. Such a beautiful photo: mossy tree, fluffy owl...just perfect.

Angel said...

What a Beautiful Owlette , how lucky you are to be able to watch all the wonderful wildlife you have outside your door.

Nan and =^..^= said...

Wow, what a fantastic photos you got of the barred owl! I love it!

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