There is no owl in this sunset photograph.

July 22, 2009 sunset

Buck and I were sitting in the living room at dusk-dark when we saw a large bird fly into a tall pine. The bird was accompanied by a pesky coterie of small birds, harrying him as he tried to settle on a branch. At first, we thought it was a large hawk. Buck thought, "owl." When he turned his head and I saw the wide face and tiny ears, the silhouette became "owl" in my brain, too. By the time we fetched binoculars and camera, he was gone.

3 thoughts on “There is no owl in this sunset photograph.

  1. A couple of years ago now, i spent an evening in conversation with a pair of owls out in my back yard. We would hoo-hoo-hoot at each other, they would fly from the top of one tree to the top of another just a few feet over my head. We probably discusses the weather, politics, the general state of the world for over an hour before they decided it was time for dinner…It was a night I’ll recall for the rest of my life.
    I wrote about it on my blog at the time, An Evening Visit.


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