An owl stops by on a summer’s day

Juvenile Great-horned Owl

A juvenile great-horned owl stopped by today.

Juvenile Great-Horned Owl

I’m pretty sure it was a juvenile because I don’t think an adult would be hanging around in the middle of the driveway in the middle of the morning,

Juvenile Great-Horned Owl

captivated  by its reflection in a puddle. Of course, I can’t  be sure it was enamored with its reflection.

Juvenile Great-Horned Owl

He or she might have mistaken the puddle for a bird bath.

Juvenile Great-Horned Owl

“Is it my bedtime yet?”Juvenile Great-Horned Owl

“Oh, hello there.”

Juvenile Great-Horned Owl

“Can you do this?”

Juvenile Great-Horned Owl

“I bet you can’t.”

Juvenile Great-Horned Owl

“I can see you.”

Juvenile Great-Horned Owl

“There might be something wrong with my foot down there.”

Juvenile Great-Horned Owl

“Alrighty then, I’ll just be on my way.”

Juvenile Great-Horned Owl

“Nope. Nothing wrong with the foot.”

If you’d like to see more, you can watch a short, somewhat flawed, video I shot here. Enjoy.

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Author: CMSmith

I enjoy reading, writing, gardening, photography, genealogy and travel. I have opinions about many things, but am trying to age gracefully and not continually tick people off with them. Sometimes I can’t help myself.

13 thoughts on “An owl stops by on a summer’s day”

    1. It was an awesome experience. I’ve seen the little guy out there on two other occasions, but I always scared him away when I went to the window. This time I managed to get my camera out of the kitchen and was able to shoot him.

  1. oh my goodness. A rather confused juvenile no doubt. What a treat for you to see him up close. Wow. When we first moved to Ontario, years ago, there was a mature one that came and sat at the top of a tree in our yard, every evening right at 7 p.m. He came for about six weeks and then never returned. I felt so blessed to see him like that.

    1. I love seeing the wildlife we get around here. We’ve heard the juvenile quite often this year. I found out a couple of years ago that they make a screeching sound, not the 5-whos sound of the adults. There is something about owls.

  2. What a cutie! Glad you got to observe it for a bit. We had a Bald Eagle nest not too far from home, and local photographers documented the progress. One of the guys commented on an eaglet that found a puddle, said it reminded him of a puppy.

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