My cottage visitors

sanitycheck(Mi5)June 16, 2012

I bet none of you have these in your cottage garden. We have really enjoyed watching them.

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ptpulley(8b Western WA)

Oh, are they cute!!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 12:28AM
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ogrose_tx

Neat, neat picture!!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 1:15AM
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mytime(3/4 Alaska)

that is soooo cool!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 1:40AM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Oh, lucky you! After my initial thought about how cool and cute those owls are, I realized, I really do wish we had a few hanging out around here to help me with my chipmunk issues! :)

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 8:44AM
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schoolhouse_gw

How special. Screech owls?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 9:16AM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

What a great picture.

Last year we had a family in our backyard tree. We were wondering if we would see them again this year.
We haven't even heard the big owl that comes from the greenbelt jogging area.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 10:17AM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

That's a great pic! I've only seen them high up in trees.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 10:32AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

That is so cool, The only owl I've seen is a Snowy Owl, late one night sitting on a street light across the road.

Annette

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 12:30PM
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Lilyfinch z7 mid tn

That really is awesome!! Owls are so beautiful. After reading the entire Harry potter series I'm sure I'd love one of my own :)

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 4:36PM
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kathi_mdgd

Those are sooooooooooooo cute.Wish we had some to help with the gopher problems.
Kathi

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 8:07PM
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MollyDog(6 PA)

I am sooooo envious!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 8:44PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Too cute! They're just little fluffy babies. I love them.
Renee

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 12:23AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Very cute but not friendly to the songbirds that come to my yard. I'm losing songbirds to the neighbor's cats which climb over their chain link fence and hide amongst my bushes and flowers in wait.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 2:03AM
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NHBabs(4b-5aNH)

Very nice!

Schoolhouse - They look to me like just fledged barred owls, though without more of a scale reference I am not sure.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 7:46AM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

We have owls, but I've never seen a baby owl before. How cute are they? It's wonderful you got such a super photo. You should submit that photo to Birds and Blooms, it is just so good!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 9:58AM
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georgeneschreiner(5a)

We occasionally have 1 owl and sometimes a hawk, but we have never had babies of either!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 2:40PM
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dyhgarden(7b)

AMAZING! They are so beautiful and regal! I wish we had more owls around here.

Cameron

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 8:46PM
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ianna(Z5b)

cute and stunning at the same time.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 4:44PM
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schoolhouse_gw

nhbabs, you are probably right. Barn owls are white aren't they? I've only seen one of those in my life and it was when I was a kid. Around my area, we have screech owls which are smaller.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 9:37PM
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sanitycheck(Mi5)

These are barred owls. We have considered ourselves lucky to have them. Was so funny, one night my grandsons whole ball team came and watched them. I had never seen those boys so quiet. Its not often in your life that you even get to see an owl so this is a a sweet blessing.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 9:20AM
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schoolhouse_gw

Do you know where the nest was? I saw a baby screech owl sitting in my old birdhouse once, trying to get out of the rain. He looked so miserable. Anyway, I think you are so privileged to have your owls.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 12:16PM
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molie(z6 CT)

Oh my goodness! Very cool! I just happened to check out this site after a suggestion on the New England forum. That is an amazing photo, Sanityheck. Will they continue to visit your yard? (I know nothing about owls.) How lucky that your grandson and his team could see and enjoy these elusive creatures.
Molie

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 3:02PM
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molie(z6 CT)

Sorry --- I left out the "C" in Sanitycheck.
Molie

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 3:04PM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

Those are just awesome. It's so rare to see one owl, let alone two. Thanks for showing us.

ThinMan

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 6:17PM
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sanitycheck(Mi5)

They just get cuter by the night...lol.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 10:43PM
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Thyme2dig NH Zone 5

WOW! WOW! WOW! You are soooo lucky! A baby barred owl at your birdbath?!?! Amazing. We have a pair in the woods just behind our house but I've never seen them. This year they sound like an old married couple doing a lot of bickering! It's hilarious to listed to them. We usually would hear the typical "who cooks for you, who cooks for you aaaaaaawwwwwwl" call of theirs, but this year they've changed it up a bit and banter back and forth with each other with all sorts of fun hoots and hollers. WISH we could actually see them. I love these photos and can't wait to share them with my DH and son!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 1:13PM
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Pat

Just great photos. I too am in Zone 5 Michigan and this year I have a family of Northern Goshawks that screetch for hours at each other. Wish we had your owls even tho' they would probably keep as many of our birds away from our feeders and baths as the hawks are. Amazing how many birds are missing.
Thank you for sharing.
Pat

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 4:08PM
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tempusflits

They are gorgeous. What a treat.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 8:53PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

Those pics would be wonderful for Birds&Blooms!!!! I heard owls in the forest behind my property all last spring/summer! Never got to see them tho! Thanks for sharing these lovely pics!!!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 9:12PM
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nulty

Fantastic pictures,..you are lucky to have those two visitors,..it would be great if you could figure where they nested and look after that spot then you would have permanent residents,..they are beautiful birds.

Philip

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 5:21PM
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