The Owls Have Flown the Nest

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Here are the last of the owl photos from Project Baby Owl 2013. :-)  These come from three different nests here in the area, and all are equally popular with the photographers. See?  The city had to put up traffic cones with NO PARKING signs on them near this tree, but people still found a way to park and photo. We are all very into the owls around here. (Click on photos to make them bigger.)

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They are amazing animals, and so well camouflaged as their feathers go from whites to browns. Now that they have grown up and flown the nest, the trees seem very empty. But I guess that means the skies and fields are full.

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37 comments on “The Owls Have Flown the Nest

  1. what gorgeous friends, glad they’ve safely navigated to their next phase. but yes the trees will seem empty. Maybe next year for Baby Owl Season, you could get a Loopy yarn colorway to honor them?

  2. Thanks for sharing these fabulous pictures! Can’t help but wonder what DH is going take photos of next to thrill us all with. One thing I know for sure —- I can’t wait to find out!
    I bet the yarn will be gorgeous too —— should have known you would be working on that already!
    Thanks again for sharing all the marvelous pictures!

  3. We had one like the ones with the big “ears” in our tree all day last week. I haven’t seen it since, but that’s no surprise–they can really hide well. Thanks for the fantastic photos!

  4. Sheri, just had to let you know what a good job Web Guy is doing. I had some issues with the new site and I received a very nice prompt email. We were able to resolve the issues and all is working well. I work in IT and I was impressed with Web Guy’s skills – he’s good!

    And the owl pictures are beautiful. WH is a talented man. Does he produce his work professionally, for purchase? I’m moving to a new place soon and will definitely need some new art for the walls. My WH and I would certainly enjoy one of his pieces.

    Thanks!

  5. Thanks, Carol! I will definitely pass your kind comments on to both Web Guy and my hubby!

    Paul sells his prints in an art gallery in our town, but will also soon have online ordering available through his website. I’ll mention it on the blog when it’s ready. :-) I think I need to get one of these owl prints ordered for our own house. I just love them.

    Good luck with your move!

  6. What incredible photos!!! Thank you and hubby so much for sharing them. I’m always amazed by their camo technique – they just disappear into the tree bark. (And yes, another vote for that colorway!) Snowing again here in Conifer, happy spring! :)

  7. Sheri, Thank you for sharing the owl photos! I have loved watching them from afar! LOL
    Thank Paul for his wonderful photography! Will be watching for next spring!

  8. Those are awesome pictures Sheri! I really enjoy looking at them. We have two nests of swans and one nest of herons here but I would sure love to see owls!!

  9. The photos are beautiful Sheri! I’m glad folks up your way respect them for both their power and beauty, and let them grow up unencumbered and fly the nest to their next adventure.

    We had three owlets in a pine tree near the Waldo Canyon burn scar here in Colorado Springs. People unfortunately acted like animals by climbing their tree to get a better look and disrupted them in other ways. Wildlife officials finally made the decision to move them to a rehab facility so they would not be harmed. I’m glad to see the ones there did not have that trial.

  10. Fabulous pictures, Sheri. What magnificent creatures! A special owl camouflage colorway is brilliant. Just go ahead and sign me up now before you sell out.
    I’ve been following three pairs of Canada Geese on my way to and from work. One couple has succeeded in producing a lovely family of six fuzzy little goslings. They were all out and about yesterday, swimming on the pond between their parents.
    Thank you for sharing your photos.

  11. Sheri, The baby Owls are soooooo Beautiful!!! They are awesome photos you have taken and it is wonderful that you can share them with us all!!!

  12. Those are absolutely incredible photos! I have never seen baby owls before. Thanks so much for sharing them. I love the one with its mouth open. WH had great timing!

  13. I love raptors of all kinds. We have a couple of nesting pair of bald eagles in the area. Their nest is HUGE. My hubby says it’s about the size of a small car. Lots of neighbors have been taking great photos of the two.

  14. I am fascinated with the owl pictures as well, and enjoy them very much. I am sure we had an owl in the neighborhood a year or so ago (I heard the hooooting) but I never did see it. They are such curious looking birds.

  15. Beautiful and fascinating.

    We’ve currently got a bald eagle nest that can be seen (if you know where to look) from either a bike path or a relatively little traveled road that parallels a highway extension that made the road less-used. As long as the trees don’t leaf out too fast, we’ll have a decent view with binoculars or a long-range telephoto. Kind of unusual for central Ohio.

  16. Thank you for sharing the owls. I live in Nevada and there are owls out here, but the area I’m in semi-rural. I can occasionally here them at night, but I never see them. These owl pictures are lovely.

  17. (This is a different Alison responding to the Alison above.)

    Unfortunately, we have had some people not respecting the owls here, too. There was an article in the paper asking people to leave them alone. Apparently someone even hit the tree with a branch to get the owls’ attention. The owls are meant to be resting during the day and it’s not good for them to be disturbed. http://www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013305130027