Animals / Birds / Great Horned owls / Moon / Owls / Rio Grande Muskrat, Mama, Moon February 2, 2021February 2, 2021 Timothy Price39 Comments Muskrat Mama 68.3% Waning Gibbous behind a thin layer of clouds at 6:05 am February 2, 2021. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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Wow! That owl is really camouflaged and blends in with that tree. Nature never ceases to amaze.
Hi Ingrid. You would think they were made for cottonwoods or vice-versa.
Absolutely…..it is so perfectly camouflaged……how do you even spot these beauties Tim?
I know where to look. They hoot a lot which helps. Thanks, Ruelha.
Aaah…..you have a trained eye Tim 🦉
The bosque critters say everything is OK and working in their world. I enjoyed the photos.
Wonderful alliteration for wonderful images.
Thanks, Maj & Sher. The muskrat swam right up to where I was standing. I swore I hear an “oops!” before he dived under the water.
First, I noticed the alliterations, then the analogies of the patterns – funny and beautiful, both.
Ah, the triple M joy! 😉👌
Three fun Ms. No moon this morning. Thanks, Marina.
That wowl, wise as the moon is watching…….. that muskrat better not put a foot wrong.
Watch the wowl, Mr. Muskrat. Thanks, Shey.
Amazing photos Tim. Mama Owl is gorgeous and blending so beautifully into the surroundings. It seems the gibbon would be quite chilly in the water but I suppose nature has provided for that.
Superb composition, detail and lighting in all these, Tim. I love the movement with the muskrat (and now thinking of that old Captain and Tenielle song, which makes me smile)… and the owl is just magnificent. Hugs on the wing!
Whenever I see Muskrats I think of the song, also. It’s amazing how many things conjure up old songs buried in our subconsciouses. Thanks, Teagan.
And now that song is in my head!
Some weeks ago, one of our Belgian top chefs prepared muskrat on television. He went catching the animal with a muskat patrol the controls the amount of rats in our rivers. When the diner was served, every one was pleasantly surprised by the taste. So the saying is true… muskrat resembles a bit like rabbit. We call is also water rabbit. Greetz, Rudi
Very interesting. I’ve never thought about eating a muskrat. Thanks, picpholio.
I love all the colors and textures in momma owl, so beautiful!
Thanks, Tiffany. She is lovely.
They’re all three M’s going through phases, as well as the light 🙂
Hi Mary Jo. Mama should start her sitting on eggs phase pretty soon. Not sure about muskrat phases. All I see them do is swim and gather grasses.
I’ve no doubt even they have their “Muskrat Love” and kit rearing phases 🙂
No doubt, but they are secretive. I never see anything but fairly large muskrats swimming around. I do see young beavers with adults in the summertime.
Three brilliant efforts today, Tim! Mama Owl has a twinkle in her eyes!
Amazing photographs all three, the owl is my favourite.
That is the most wonderful picture of a muskrat that I have ever seen.
I wish I could pet it!
I’d also like to pet mama owl!
Mama owl would be nice to pet. Muskrats would be kid of oily I would think. Thanks, Resa.
Ingrid took the words right out of my mouth! When tree becomes bird … 🙂