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Old Jan 8, 2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Might be why we didn't hear the squirrels

We have yet another visitor to our yard this weekend. He/she might just be the reason we didn't hear the squirrels scrambling through the attic this morning.

Open to any critiques. I used a whole combination of my lenses trying to get clear shots of him. Just struggling again with holding the camera tight due to radiation therapy right now.

The first one was taken with the Tamron 18-250 at 18mm to show how close he is to the house. I was indoors taking all these. The second with the Tamron 70-300 at 300mm. The third one is at 200mm so could be either of the Tamron's.

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Old Jan 8, 2011, 10:40 AM   #2
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What a gorgeous Owl ! Do you know what type it is ?

You are so lucky to have all this wildlife on your doorstep .... I put up FIVE bird feeders today but I doubt the birds over here have ever seen them before - they certainly did their best to avoid them !
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Cool shot Patty...still waiting to see an owl in its natural setting, let alone during the day! Looks like a Barred Owl?
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Lucky you, Patty!
I still haven't had the pleasure of seeing any owls in the wild either.
Nice capture!
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Patty, great shots. How lucky are you to have this land in your backyard?

I would bet you will see him all winter now.

Nice shooting in spite of all your difficulties.

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What a gorgeous Owl ! Do you know what type it is ?

You are so lucky to have all this wildlife on your doorstep .... I put up FIVE bird feeders today but I doubt the birds over here have ever seen them before - they certainly did their best to avoid them !
Nice catch, Patty. The owl is a Barred Owl - it is a forest dweller, and not exactly your garden variety backyard bird!

As for the feeders, they will learn to come, unless they are placed in a situation which makes them feel insecure.
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Hope your wonderful visitor takes care of evicting your unwanted tenants. We've suddenly have some unwanted nighttime visitors to our kitchen for the first time in 10 years. Need to buy some mouse traps tomorrow (urrrr!). I think I'd rather have squirrels in the attic than mice anywhere.
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Hi Patty,

Some very nice captures!!! I've never seen an owl in the wild -- the closest I've come is missing a Great Horned Owl by about 5 minutes last summer according to one hiker I passed in the woods.

I'd say you did exceptionally well from that distance, through a window!!! Very nicely done.

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What a handsome fellow(I'm assuming here)!Nice capture...looks very contented.You may have a new tenant..
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Great photos patty. I've seen a fair number of owls in the wild at dusk, but only once did I have the great fortune of seeing one during daylight hours. And of course, I didn't have a camera with me that one time. You were fortunate to see this special treat during the daytime, and the fact that youi got such nice photos is an extra special treat!
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