Hello & Happy Wednesday.
It's been quite sometime since I've joined Stewart (Paying Ready Attention) for WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY
So today I'm going to join in because I finally have something to share.
About 2 1/2 weeks ago my granddaughter, Coleen and I took a little drive up to Bennington Lake and then on to Rooks Park. While we were at the park we kept hearing an owl hooting so we decided to try and find it. I wandered off in one direction and she in another. Suddenly my cell phone rang and when I answered it it was her saying, "Grandma get over here quick, there are 2 of them!" - I hurried around the area and located here where she then pointed to a tree and low and behold this was sitting there so nice & calm.
It never flew off and stayed there the entire time we were there. Coleen then told me that she heard a second owl hooting at this one and we could still hear it every so often. So we decided to keep looking to see if we could find it.
She finally spotted it way up high in a fir tree several yards across from where this one was. I had a hard time finding it and kept telling her she was imagining that she saw it in the tree. So finally she asked for my camera and she snapped a few shots. Most of them you could hardly tell what they were through all the branches but she did get one that you can actually see that there was indeed another owl in that tree.
It was much larger then the one I took the pictures of. I'm amazed at how well they were camouflaged in those trees and was thrilled that we were able to find them and get some pictures of them to share.
We had a great time there hunting for those owls. I'm not sure what type of an owl this is so you "birders" out there can let me know.