coming out of my shell

coming out of my shell

Friday, July 21, 2017

Owl be fine.

My husband was attending a meeting that was held in a building on a nature preserve the other day.  It was about 6:30 when he left and as he walked to the parking lot he glanced over and this is what he saw staring at him.  It never got scared or flew away.  It was clearly scrutinizing him. 


14 comments:

  1. How beautiful! We get them here too, really big ones out in the trees behind us, but I have to get binoculars to see them properly. This one was so close and so beautiful...Good your husband had the presence of mind to take a photo.

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    1. I've only seen one in the wild. How fun it must be to see them in your back yard! Yes, I am so glad T took the photo with his cell phone.

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  2. Birds are watching our deeds and our mistakes. One day ...

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    1. The first thing that came to mind after I read this comment was Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. I do wonder what passes for thinking in a wild animal's mind. That's a very sentient look in his/her eyes.

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    2. Last night we had a long discussion with friends about the concepts we have about animal intelligence and how biased we are when we look for human like traits of intelligence in animals (chimpanzees, ravens, pigs etc.) as worthwhile characteristics we think we can use as some form of yardstick - and whether this means that we haven't a clue about actual animal intelligence. (We also watched a silly movie afterwards.)

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  3. Nice photograph. A friend always said that owls were spirit animals, so this is probably someone dear to Tom, checking to see if he is eating his vegetables.

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    1. Must be his mother. She would definitely come back as an owl. I like that idea.

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  4. Stunning picture. What a moment it must have been.

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  5. Beautiful. But I would be so spooked.

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  6. Magnificent! I had one scrutinize me from a Tree recently in one of the most unlikely spots, a Barnes and Noble parking lot! Small one, standing on one leg about inches from my head, startled me since it was almost invisible until it blinked!

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So, whadayathink?