(sorry, couldn't get this to turn)
Usually we don't see the "kids" all at the same time
so we are never quite sure how many there are.
(this year there are three)
But this particular day I happened to open the front door and
saw the one on the basketball hoop, and then noticed that there was an owl sitting
right next to me on the porch railing.
I wasn't fast enough to get a picture of that, but was able to get some fun
photos of them as they perched in the trees around the house.
These are Barred Owls, and we are fortunate enough
that they have been nesting and living on our property for several years now.
They don't seem to be bothered by us at all, and it's not unusual to see them sitting on the peaks of
our house, the basketball hoop, swingset, garden arbor, any place they
can sit and do a quick swoop down on a meal.
Myself, I love them, and hope they catch every last rabbit, mole, and mouse
on the place. I am afraid though that some of the smaller songbirds and other
birds don't like them very much.
I am equally fond of the flycatchers that nest outside my bedroom window and eat mosquitoes..............so I hope the owls know that they are
Speaking of things with wings that go bump in the night.............
I received this gorgeous mala
from Steph, aka
"Vlad the bat"
It's perfect for me , I love it!!
Thank you Steph!