Friday, November 02, 2007

A little night visitor

Katherine knocked on my door at about 1 in the morning to tell me there was a little owl sitting on the tree by our deck. Just sitting there, not moving. He was still there when I went out to look, and posed very politely for a photo before taking off. He (she?) was only about 8 inches tall. Is he cute? I've never seen a wild owl this close. In fact, in my 51+ years of life here on Long Island, I've never seen an owl at all!

6 comments:

Brenda said...

OMG what a great picture.I have not seen one in the wild either.
Great job.

Mom2fur said...

I looked him up and it seems he was an Eastern Screech Owl. Apparently, if they're spotted, they freeze solid and hope you don't notice them!Which is how I got such a good picture, LOL!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Wow...what an awesome sight AND you got a picture!Wonderful!
Blessings,
Robin

miranda said...

We have an owl at our farm. I can hear him when I wake up at night. Call me crazy, but I've always felt like he was watching over us. You know, just keeping an eye on things!

MoneyCommonSense said...

I think he's looking at you saying "oh, you caught me!" Sort of a funny look.

Melanie said...

Fantastic picture! What an awesome site to witness!