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A couple flowers at a clients place yesterday
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took this one a couple of days ago a fledgling Barred Owl sitting on a tractor tire under the fender ....even as a fledgeling he was ~12" tall and had quite the beak and talons ...got the pic in hi-res but had to downsize it for here
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took this one a couple of days ago a fledgling Barred Owl sitting on a tractor tire under the fender ....even as a fledgeling he was ~12" tall and had quite the beak and talons ...got the pic in hi-res but had to downsize it for here
Awesome pic. I hope it is doing well.

Once out walking by my mom's place we encountered a young great horned owl. We were concerned about it but it made it abundantly clear that it was ready to bite our fingers off if we got too close.
 

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took this one a couple of days ago a fledgling Barred Owl sitting on a tractor tire under the fender ....even as a fledgeling he was ~12" tall and had quite the beak and talons ...got the pic in hi-res but had to downsize it for here View attachment 211231
Was he not startled by you? Great shot man. Quick draw Mcgraw.
 

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We had a small Saw-whet owl at about eye level in one of our spruce trees a couple of years ago that would sit in the same spot every day for about a month. We could walk right up to him and he didn't seem to mind at all. Took lots of pictures but can't seem to post any here... We even named him- wait for it- Julio. Then one day there were lots of feathers matching his colors right under where he had been sitting. Figure a bigger owl or hawk got him. Nature can be so cruel sometimes.
 

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We had a small Saw-whet owl at about eye level in one of our spruce trees a couple of years ago that would sit in the same spot every day for about a month. We could walk right up to him and he didn't seem to mind at all. Took lots of pictures but can't seem to post any here... We even named him- wait for it- Julio. Then one day there were lots of feathers matching his colors right under where he had been sitting. Figure a bigger owl or hawk got him. Nature can be so cruel sometimes.
Yes nature can be cruel....on our property we have a huge great horned owl that is the top tier predator
 

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Yes nature can be cruel....on our property we have a huge great horned owl that is the top tier predator
I think this has been a tough year for young owls in our area because it's been so cool, windy and wet during nesting. Owls, because of their silent feathers are not water repellent. When the babies are still in the nest they are in danger of dying of hypothermia and hunger. The parents keep busy trying to keep them warm and they're too waterlogged to hunt for them.
 

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This guy was about 20 feet up from me when this pic was taken.
 

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Didya check out that woodie up there. ^^^ LOL
 
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Owls are really remarkable creatures. In addition to their super sight, their hearing is exceptional too. There are several species of owls that have one ear lower in their heads, allowing them to triangulate the sound of a mouse rustling under the snow while they're gliding just above. They can grab a mouse or vole through the snow without ever having seen it.
 

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Owls are really remarkable creatures. In addition to their super sight, their hearing is exceptional too. There are several species of owls that have one ear lower in their heads, allowing them to triangulate the sound of a mouse rustling under the snow while they're gliding just above. They can grab a mouse or vole through the snow without ever having seen it.
I've actually seen that.

I was up in a tree blind deer hunting. Snow was at least a foot deep. As I watched, a big owl came skimming by under me into the open field. It suddenly did a fighter-pilot turn, and came back toward me, then plunged feet-first into the snow.

Came up with a pretty good-sized mouse.
 

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I've actually seen that.

I was up in a tree blind deer hunting. Snow was at least a foot deep. As I watched, a big owl came skimming by under me into the open field. It suddenly did a fighter-pilot turn, and came back toward me, then plunged feet-first into the snow.

Came up with a pretty good-sized mouse.

I had a had a intresting owl experience hunting......was in a tree stand full camo face and all (bow season) .......was looking down doing something with my hands ...looked up to see a round projectile two big eyes headed at me head high face to face i started moving my hands to cover my face and moving to look large......and the owl diverted but not before i got a good eye to eye look at him ......its a spooky look seeing two big eyes and a face headed right at you
 

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Got out for a quick overnighter and snagged a pic of the knife I just finished scaling. It is dead calm out here tonight, and I got just high enough on the mountain to get cell service back to send out this pic.
 

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Got out for a quick overnighter and snagged a pic of the knife I just finished scaling. It is dead calm out here tonight, and I got just high enough on the mountain to get cell service back to send out this pic.
Now that is living! Beautiful pic.
 

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Was a beautiful day in Arkansas today

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Love your Falcinoform shots E.

That area clear cut for powerlines?
No. It's a farm field across the road. Also my elevation is quite high compared to the surrounding area. Pic is looking North toward a river valley but you can't see the river from up here.
 

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Finally had some free time again to venture out with the camera in 90+F temps.

Monarch butterfly in flight
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Unusual sighting here, appears to be a US air force jet
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Common sighting lately, these turkey vultures appear to be living on/in a nearby abandoned house
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The trim on the pants keep inviting a double-take. Roller skates. The scene looks a little early for a machine with electronic counters. Back when the only ladies with 2 balls... were playing pinball.
 

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(*SIGH*) There was a gorgeous girl working at IBM. She would sometimes wear sprayed-on jeans with that design.

As she would walk down the hallways, there would be guys wheeling out on their chairs to watch her from behind. She had a perfect behind to watch.

(*SIGH*)
 

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