Hoot Owl Sighting!

The most remarkable thing happened today!

It’s a snowy day here, so I left work early before the roads got too messy. I arrived home around 1 o’clock. As I stepped out of the car and shut the door the sounds of a scrape and then a swoosh caused me to turn. A Barred Owl swooped down from the vicinity of the porch and flew straight at me, gliding over my head off into the woods. Awesome!

It was straight out of a Harry Potter movie; my first owl sighting on the farm!

owl sighting

I’m not sure if he was perched on the porch roof, or a nearby tree, but I suspect he had his eyes on the ducks. The ducks may have sensed the danger because they were congregating around the water bucket inside their house.

I often hear owls at night and have scoured the woods in hopes of a sighting. Now that I know the owl is nearby my mission to capture him with my camera will recommence.

I’m still giddy!

barred owl

I took this picture of a Barred Owl in 2009 at the Birdsacre Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary in Ellsworth, Maine.

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4 Responses to Hoot Owl Sighting!

  1. Chris Vernon says:

    Barred Owl in my large pine trees about 2 months ago. He sat perched for over a half hour. Haven’t seen hin since : ( but it was a treat to spot him. I have pics of him on my FB. Enjoy your blog.

  2. Ariane says:

    WOW!
    Ariane from Vienna

  3. Words simply cannot express how much I love your blog. I was born and raised in The County and now live in the midst of The Flatlands. Your blog gives me a little taste of home. I LOVE your bird designs!

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