Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Another visitor

Michael spotted this fella when he let Summer out at about 10.30pm. It's a tawny owl.

It was on the poles on top of the bird table, only a few feet away from the back door, and paid no attention to Summer at all. Didn't seem to mind the flash as Michael took a few snaps of it either. I was watching from upstairs, but when I came down it flew off onto the trellis archway further down the garden.

Beautiful creature. I've never seen a wild one, but been hearing them calling the past few weeks. Never thought I'd get one visiting my bird table!

While I'm here, I thought I'd also post a pic of the new bunny, imaginatively named Neo. Because he's new.

6 comments:

  1. What a fabulous picture!!!!

    I've never seen an owl outside a zoo, but one swooped down and snatched our neighbor's cat some years ago while they were sitting on their deck enjoying cocktails.

    eek!

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  2. wow! nice Garden Tick Anna

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  3. It's only the third wild owl I've every seen.

    The first was a branched chick in the park just opposite my parents' house which I couldn't identify (but was probably a tawny), the second a barn owl I saw on Saturday.

    It was somewhat of a surprise, I can tell you!

    I had no idea that they could take cats, that's pretty scary....

    Pete, it's a life tick too :)

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  4. Lovely shot of the owl, you lucky things. Bunny is cute too, I had a Netherland dwarf, called Casper, he was a real character. He used to have entire shed to run around in (about 20ft X 8) and a ramp into his hutch. He used to sit and talk to my guinea pigs.

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  5. Lovely owl and what a beautiful Bunny.

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  6. It must have been great having an owl in your garden. Great shot.

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