Saturday, March 2, 2013

My Morning Visitor

I never see the owls. I hear the owls talking in the forest almost every night. 

A sudden swooping motion outside the window alerted me. I watched as it flew to the ground, plucked a small rodent from beneath the snow and with a swing of its head, swallow that small brown pellet of vermin whole. Good job!

The owl hung out for a while longer, looking for more snacks beneath the snow and I was able to get some pictures.

It was another day of non-stop flurries, an ongoing snow that still hadn't amounted to much. That changed this afternoon. All of a sudden the snow started coming down and in a few hours the accumulated snow had doubled in depth. I bet this cute little crocus is completely buried now.


Lola said...

What a beautiful & helpful visitor. He sure is helping you out. Looks like he's earning his keep. lol
Great pics.

Dianne said...

Love the owl. We have them around here, but I can't seem to see them.
Our Snow is about the same. I was surprised to wake up with the ground covered this morning. I am sure it will be gone by Monday, or I hope anyway.

Christopher C. NC said...

Lola we have a breeding pair of owls that live up here year round. Sometimes I hear more than those two.

Dianne I have gotten about four inches of snow since two this afternoon, more than in all three days of snow combined. I doubt it will all be gone before the next round on Tuesday night. Yea the owls are hard to see. I see the hawks more often.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What fun having a Barred Owl as a mouse trap. :) He must have been hungry to be out during the daylight hours.

Janet QueenofSeaford said...

Love having Barred Owls around. Great shots!!

Caroline said...

Wonderful! I love owls. We've had two visitors to our Owl Shack, but have never seen them hunt. So neat!