Long Ear Owl

A “lifer” in birding is a bird you have not seen in your life. Today I was lucky due to a couple tips to get a Long Ear Owl in Arlington Texas. The Owl had been sitting in some heavy brush since this morning. So what the heck loaded up the gear and drove 55 minutes and found the owl. I really hope he/she stays around and I can get back over and get a clear full body shot. While I am not really a birder, I would call myself more of a raptor. I only need to photograph a Saw Whet Owl and a Great Grey Owl to have all the owls of North America.

It was really nice to get back into the field and experience the chase again.

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Life is good and I am blessed.


Week 10 of 52, 2017 52 Week Project

Week 10 of 2017 52 week project:   Barred Owl

Had a house full of people and it has been raining a lot lately so not a lot of time to get my photo of the week in.  I was playing golf last weekend when a couple firetrucks went by the course with the sirens blasting.  I heard a pair of Barred Owls answer back to the sirens.  Game on!  Local owls 5 miles from my house.  I headed out at first light this morning to find them and it was SO foggy!  Wasn’t really worried about the lighting I wanted to find their den tree.  Five minutes into the search and I had them both calling to me.  Didn’t find the den tree yet, but now it just a matter of some more field time.

Life is good and I am blessed!

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