After totally clear skies all day yesterday, a few clouds gathered at dusk for the painter to paint.
Peter with a moon halo last night.
I walked outside to photograph the moon and got clouds covering the moon. Maybe it will clear up later so I can get the moon.
The owlets were banking on the top of the levee and down on the bank along the clearwater ditch last night. Paul flew up into a tree on the other side of the Clearwater ditch and Mama Owl brought him something to eat and then flew off to go back to Wowlmart as quickly as she flew in. When it was almost dark Mama Owl came back with either a bat or a mouse. She perched close to me just long enough for me to get a photo of her, then she took off at warp speed.
41 thoughts on “Owlets Banking”
Awesome photos, Tim. Every photo holds a story that captures my heart.
How lovely of Mama to pose for you! Love that she shops at Wowlmart!
And they are all over the place those lovely wowlets.
They are exploring a lot more. They let us get surprisingly close to them when they were on the ground. In the first photo in the 4rth set of three, Peter decided I was too close. He puffed up and started clicking his beak at me. Thanks, Dale.
They are kind of used to you, I should think, You’ve been there since they hatched! Of course, there is close and there is too close.
They are smart little owls. I wouldn’t want them to let me get too close. Daddy owl has let me get much closer to him, but he’s a seasoned old owl.
For sure. They can trust you but who knows what other humans lurk about? Not all are respectful. 🙂
They do seem to distinguish us from other people. But they need to keep their distance from all humans.
I’ve caught up with all these beautiful scenes from your world. It had been a joy watching the owlets grow up.
You are getting all the colorful skies down there, but I know a good portion of that is smoke from fires. I wish I could send you some of our rain. So far, it is plentiful this June, and tomorrow is supposed to be the wettest day this weekend. No moon and stars visible here.
I would love to see some of Laurie’s artwork again, too. It has been a while.
Thanks, Lavinia. We could sure use some of your rain.
Love the halo of the moon. They sure know how to perform go to you!
Gorgeous pics, all. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an owl on the ground like that. Well, until now.
They will hunt on the ground. Thanks, Jeff.
That makes perfect sense. Welcome, Tim.
Angel wowls. Hunting ones too. Lovely pics.
Angelic hunters. Thanks, Shey.
Well.. I guess an owl’s gottta eat…..
Ah, Saint Peter!!!!!
Painter did well with the beautiful clouds provided!
Blooms and owls make my Sunday morning happy! 🙏
The photos do have a bit of a Byzantine look about them. Happy to make your Sunday happy. Thanks, Marina.
….and every day!!! 😉
What a wonderful sky in the first shot. The owls are very active and always hungry. Warp speed is needed to go to Wowlmarkt 🙂 Great shot of the dragonfly, sharp as a knife !
Wow, what a sunset! The shot of Peter witha moon halo is just incredible.
You’re welcome, Tim.
That moon halo photo of Peter is amazing. Peter looks like he’s enjoying himself
He was in a saintly, Byzantine mood. Thanks, JYP.
Well, with all these comments, they’ve pretty well covered everything. I concur.
Hi Timothy, these are wonderful pictures. The ones of the owl against the moon are fascinating.
stunning…the dragonfly wings, all the images are stunning
Stunner of a dragon shot – very crispy, can really see the wing veins.
I like crispy critters when I can get them. Thanks, Brian.
Those pics of Peter are a painter’s delight.
He’s a big boy now.
Adore your flowers! xo
He’s a handsome owl. Thanks, Resa.