Saturday, July 2, 2011

Owl Snoozing- Laying Down to Sleep!

As some of you know, I am an avid lover of owls and also most fortunate to have been graced by their (almost daily) presence many summers for the last 11 years. The babies usually make their debut in the spring with an unusual, kind of sucking-in sound (one year my husband thought it was the sound of some cheap sneakers he had bought!). Lucky for us, the babies, like all babies, seem to have their hours mixed up. And they don't have any fear of us, in fact, they seem very curious, often landing near.

Well, so far this year no sneaker sound, not a baby in sight. But I still hope the babies may appear, or maybe the adults will visit as I do hear their whoo whoo whooing quite often.

In the meantime, here are some shots from last year. Sorry they are a little blurry- he was high up and I was hand holding, but the sequence is fun and I have never seen an owl sleep like that on a branch before- have you?!

I just happened to catch him when he woke up in the last photo. I like that he was looking right at me, as he had been before his little nap.

Blessings of New Awakenings to you!


Unknown said...

That's wild and most lovely!!!

Barbara Upton said...

Thanks M! I googled images for owl sleeping and don't see any laying flat out like this- so wild indeed!

Barbara Upton said...

"I love this series of pictures; whooo but you has ever watched an owl fall asleep?!"
from my friend Shirley