Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A baby owl in the Garden


Today for the first time a baby owl stuck its head out of the nest and greeted the world. What a surprise! I had no idea we had company.
This is without doubt the coolest thing that ever happened in my garden.

Mama kept an eye on me while I took the pictures. I understand now why she is always perched on top of the fan in my patio; it gives her a clear view of the nest and the entire garden.

14 comments:

Laura said...

Wow- that's awesome! I've never seen an owl outside of the zoo.

Mama would get pissed if someone turned that fan on!

Northern Shade said...

What an exciting sight in your garden. You got a great, clear shot, as it stuck its fuzzy gray head out. If momma wasn't around to protect it, it looks like the baby's own beak could do some damage to an unsuspecting hand reaching into that hole. It will be fun to watch the baby develop in your own backyard.

Cheryl said...

Hi Rusty.....how blessed you are....this is just so beautiful.....
What I would do to be in this situation....enjoy every moment......

GardenJoy4Me said...

Rusty .. I missed you changing your header picture ! It is really pretty : )
I can't imagine having an owl in my garden .. it would be wonderful .. and to have baby there too ? You are so fortunate indeed .. owl hoots would make me too happy to believe : )

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Fantastic to have owls in your garden and even more wonderful when they ara baby owls. How cute the little one is, all nice and fluffy. Enjoy your guests Rusty!

Brenda said...

What an exciting experience to be having. Will be so interesting to watch the developements.

Susan said...

That is cool, Rusty. You are soooooo lucky!

My Little Family: said...

How cute!

keewee said...

Owls are awesome birds. How wonderful for you to see the youngster.

George Africa said...

Hi Rusty;

Great owl pictures! Obviously you have a comfortable place there even with Rosie and the cats and their friends roaming around. It's always amazing to me to watch an owl sitting there and when it decides to fly it just jumps up and is gone in milliseconds. I tried to get a barred owl picture the other night and only got a pile of snow in the time it took to click the button.

If you get a chance let your local Audubon members know about the new guest.

George Africa
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jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Oh my gosh, isn't the baby too cute! Congrats on becoming godparents(?) to the little Wol. They're just too outrageously cute. There's probably another one or two in the nest.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

That is just the coolest thing! I would be ecstatic if I saw that in my garden. Good thing you got photos. I'd frame some of those.
Brenda

melissa said...

ohh WOW ..that is so special . I'm enjoying your picture ...its always interesting to see plants we don't have ....and animals ...
sweetpea

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Oh wow...how exciting this had to be! I'm excited just seeing the photos! Very cool indeed:) You captured the baby just perfectly...in both photos!