Thursday, May 10, 2007


I went out to do a quick round of Kelley's Nature Preserve before picking up last minute stuff for my trip.
Not very birdy, but I perked up considerably when I heard,
"Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you allllll?"
Hot damn. A barred owl.
I chased it down and fired off the shutter fast...the owl (A big one, maybe a female) knew I was there, of course, and was fairly far away. I swear it knew just how far my zoom could go.
Not great pics, but I will not complain:

Old Man of the Forest
See why they call them "Old Men of the Forest"?
BO Too fuzzy
Too fuzzy...
BO 1
Damn you, random stick!
Oh well. Bad pictures of a "real" owl (aka not a RAPTOR owl) is better than none at all.

Other than a sinus headache, I don't think I could be in a better mood.
An owl, and tomorrow I leave for two whole days of birding, glorious birding.
Itinerary for tomorrow:
7:00 am-ish: Get up
8:00 am-10:00 am: Prepare girls for sleepovers
(Isabelle at the Swami's Yurt, Lorelei at my Mom's)
10:00 am-2:00 pm: Pack, give Lorelei over to my Mom and finalize anything that needs finalizing
2:00 pm-2:45 pm: Drive Isabelle to Swami's
3:00 pm-3:05: Yell YAHOO at the top of my lungs in my car as I begin the drive north
3:05 pm-7:00 pm-ish: Drive to Port Clinton, Ohio
7:00 pm-9:00 pm: Get pictures of sunset over Lake Erie, generally jump around and enjoy myself.


Mary said...

WHOOTY HOOT HOOT! You go, Girl! I'm rooting for you to have a fab weekend. I look forward to your reports - chock full of insanely wild fun.

LauraHinNJ said...

Have fun and hope you see lots of birds!

Lynne said...

Have a blast kiddo!!

Liza Lee Miller said...

Have a fantastic time. thanks for the pictures of the owl -- even with the focus issues it's LOVELY! Yay!

Dave said...

Have a GREAT weekend!

MojoMan said...

You've got to be kidding. Those are GREAT photos! I've never even seen a barred owl in the wild, let alone photograph one.