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OT:The Owls are back

YBYB Posts: 3,861
edited 5:47AM in EggHead Forum
Here is a couple of pictures of the mother Owl I took yesterday...She is about 22 inches tall and is pretty tame.



Last years babies.


They like it in our back yard.



  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Great pictures!!! I bet the Egg'd food smell keeps bringing them back...LOL...great looking yard..
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thanks Kim....I was surprised they came back this year.
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466

    Those are too cool! Very nice.

    Good weekend to you.

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,746
    some birds will come back year to year, i had a hummingbird return or its young return every year for just about ten years. this years ice storm destroyed the nest and i havent seen them yet. what kind of owl is it
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    what wonderful birds! and WHOOOO wouldn't want to come back to that yard???
  • civil eggineercivil eggineer Posts: 1,547
    Keep your kitties or puppies in the house long before dusk. Owls are very efficient and oppertunistic preditors.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thanks Julie...We have really enjoyed them the last 2 years.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Same to you Mike...Hope you can make it to Atlanta this year.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    They are Barred owls and I can get pretty close to them.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    They get plenty of squirrels to eat.LOL

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Very nice indeed. You have a nice looking family there. :laugh:

    Also a very pretty area.

  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,762
    Nice shots! I sure wouldn't want to be on the wrong end of those talons!! 8 - ) BTW, how close to them were you while taking those pictures?
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,716
    You think they would ever swipe something off the egg when you're not looking.....LOL.

    t ACGP, Inc.
  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,305
    Very nice backyard, I'm sure they like the target rich enviroment.
    LBGE      Katy (Houston) TX
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Hi Larry,

    Great photos! This Barred Owl let me photograph it in Corkscrew Swamp in Naples, Florida. Corkscrew is one of my favorite places on the face of the earth, you would think you had stepped back in time several million years.
    This one is holding his breakfast, a huge green caterpillar. You have a great looking yard, I don't blame them for coming back.

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    I was about 20 ft away from her.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Nice picture and we may have to plan a trip to the Corkscrew Swamp.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thanks Barry...They do have a lot of food and a creek runs through the very back of our yard.I think thats why they come back.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Hey Tom I cook with the top down when they are close around.LOL

  • Bob VBob V Posts: 195
    I wonder how many times they've tried to pick up the concrete rabbit!!

    Bob V
  • EubletEublet Posts: 54
    22 inches! They'd fit perfect on my XL! Spatchcock owl anyone?

    Just kidding of course. Owls are beautiful creatures. I hear them quite often here but seldom see them in the wild. I do see hawks and the occasional bald eagle though!
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    We hear them all year but only see them about 2 months a year when they have babies.We also have bald eagles at the lake here.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thats funny...They have plenty to eat here.
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