Monday, June 11, 2012

Blessings Repeated

What on earth is that lumpy thing in the birdbath?

10:00 am - The Screech Owl has returned!!!   (red eye and all)

In the neighbor's tree - all clean and fresh!

 1:00 pm - Look closer - there are TWO at the top of the photo, and what is that at the bottom of the photo?

 Yes - this time there are three of them.  In the photo below, they are all huddled into one lump! 
What you cannot tell from the photo, is that these little critters are so small, so lovely and delicate - like little woodsy jewels.  It's now 4:30 in the afternoon, and they are still in the tree.  Sometimes they were sleeping, with eyes closed.  We could have reached out the touched - yeah, right -- if we were fools!  They were so close, and so unafraid.  We let them rest and sleep in peace.

6:00 pm - a FOURTH one has appeared!  They are all still in the tree, some sleeping, some watching.


Vicki W said...

I would have been glued to the window and would not have gotten anything done. How exciting!

Janet O. said...

What a fun sight!

Vic in NH said...

You have the very best photos of the family of owls! Thank you!

Impera Magna said...

How cool is that? Owls in your birdbath... they are beautiful!

Ruth said...

That is so neat! I can't imagine having them so close. Lucky you!

Lynn said...

What a great thing to see. Do you suppose some of them are young they raised this year?

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