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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Morning visit...

Sunday morning...up early...a gorgeous sun filled morning!
After an early walk with Griffin, I sat down on the porch with my mug of tea and camera.
There's a sound that you hear in the woods especially this time of year.
Robin's yelling.
They're mad and afraid for their babies.
As the fledgelings are leaving the nest, they're perfect fodder for bigger birds of prey.
Up behind the barn that sound was loud and clear today.
As always, I knew who they were yelling at...
 A magnificent Great Horned owl...
 He watched us, we watched him...
 Even the hummingbirds were diving at him, but there he sat...
 Quietly going about his business...
His day ending and ours just beginning.


7 comments:

farmlady said...

Wonderful, marvelous pictures. What a magnificent creature... predator yes, but so interesting and beautiful. He will do what he does and other birds will tremble in his presence. It's nature!
Thanks for sharing your morning, my friend. Always keep that camera at the ready.

Meggs said...

Wholly smokes, what a visitor! And what pictures!!!

M.

Nancy Kay said...

What wonderful photos of the owl!! He is magnificent. Dear little robins...so glad they are working hard to protect their babies!

Melody said...

WOW! I've never seen an owl (in the wild) in person... What an amazing looking creature! Reminds me of a Beatrix Potter story. :))))

Suz said...

in picture 5...ha...I see mama robin
brave girl
Hope they all are spared
I just hate violence in the garden

Mairéad said...

Wow! Wonderful photos of the owl. He's so beautiful.

Mary said...

Oh he IS magnificent. Regal, gorgeous, alert. Look at those amazing eyes! I love him. Though i'm sure the robins don't agree...