Clouds / Corrales / Cottonwoods / Poetry / Sun / Sunset / Trees End Of An Era February 24, 2023 Timothy Price52 Comments EndkuEnd of an eraThe Owls’ tree’s gone foreverTangle Heart still stands Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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Is that the tree where you photographed the owl family a while back?
Yes. I had photographed the owls in that tree from 2017 to 2022. The owner cut down the tree last summer. Thanks, Liz.
You’re welcome, Tim. I hope future owl families will find another tree to their liking.
I built an owl’s nest and hung it is Susan’s tree last August. But they did not choose it this year. Maybe next year an owl family will use it.
I am sorry the owl tree is gone Tim. I enjoyed seeing them every year through your lens. I hope they find another suitable tree nearby. They seem to know you and are comfortable around you, so maybe they will.
As I mentioned to Liz, I built a nest for them and put it in Susan’s tree last August. They didn’t not go for it this year, which is not surprising. We’ll see if owls go for it next year. Thanks, Lavinia.
I will miss images from the owl tree this year. But you built the owls a great nest and I have hope they will settle there this year. 🤞🙂
Unfortunately, they did not go for it this year. I don’t know where they moved to. Thanks, Susan.
In Colorado, you’ll find yourself in court explaining to the judge why you shouldn’t be in the big house. You cannot cut down a tree that is used for nesting purposes, even if you are the property owner. The minimum sentence is a $25,000 fine. Max sentence is 3-5 years plus a six-figure fine.
The owner didn’t get the memo. I don’t think we have the same laws here, unless it’s a federal law, and then she might be in trouble if someone reported her. The tree was dead and had no shade for the owls. The nest I built them is very similar in size, hung at the same height, and with lots of shade, but they did not go for it this year. Thanks, Deborah.
Owls, like other raptors, are protected by federal law.
There are no laws in New Mexico that limit or prohibit owners from removing trees on private property. As for as I can tell even if owls or other protected species nest in trees on private property, the owner of the property can remove the trees without any regard to the protected species.
After reading the comments, I am even sadder the owner cut down the tree with no consequences. While the owls did not come to Susan’s tree last year, who knows? Maybe they will build something close by, know you, their favourite paparazzo will be there to cheer them on…
I’ll see if anyone see’s daddy owl guarding a nest. Thanks, Dale.
The magic of the Tangle Heart still stands, so I salute it with the incredible sunset you captured it with. Sadly, the owl tree is no more but good to hear the nest was taken care of, and good for you for this.
Thanks, Randall. After super strong winds, I have to check on the Tangle Heart Tree.. She holds on.
Maybe the wowls will come back to another tree.
They are somewhere around here. I still hear them at night. Thanks, Shey.
You will spy them then I bet.
My fingers are crossed.
I love those two pictures together and they complement your Endku wonderfully. I agree with Dale and I too hope they return to your nest next year. Miss them!
We can hope. Thanks, Marina.
I see the Line’s in the sky seem to last for ever though Tim…
And sad about that tree.. ❤
So sad to cut down a tree!
Yes it is. Thanks, Dawn.
Gorgeous photos, Tim. I love the cloudscapes you share.
A dead tree does present problems. With the lack of shade maybe it wasn’t the best place for the owls after all — still it seems sad. It was kind of you to try to build a substitute home for the owls. I guess one can’t control taxes, neighbors, or birds…
The main feature that attracted me to my current home was the six mature desert willow trees in the back yard. It was winter, so I didn’t realize that a couple of them were already dying. Within a year, all six were dead. The doves loved to roost in them just the same. But when the trees started to fall over, I had to get them removed. I felt bad for the doves.
Wishing you a pleasant weekend. Hugs.
Thanks, Teagan. The owner’s reasoning for removing the tree is that it would fall over and damage the natures property, but it takes many, many year for a large cottonwood to failover. But the owls did need shade.
Immagini e articolo che ho molto apprezzato.
Excuse my French, but “Les choses sont contre nous!” is so true. Thanks, Silvia.
Sad to see it go. Do you ever see the owls anymore? Beautiful pics.
This is so upsetting Tim! The sky is beautiful and thank goodness that Holly’s tree is still there! 💗
Ugh. I hate tree cutters. I know sometimes it’s necessary, but it sucks when it was someone’s home. Hopefully, the owls will find your nest this year. They better not mess with my tree!
Your tree is on our property so it’s safe. Thanks, Tiffany.
Thanks goodness for Tangle Heart then.
For sure. Thanks, Couriers.
Oh nooooo! Do you think the owls will come back? I’m sad for you and for us.
That owls are around, but I don’t know where they are nesting this year. Thanks, Nancy.
It’s sad to lose a tree, especially one like that. We’ll all be the poorer, not just the owls.
That is such sad news – hoping they will find (and choose) your box or at least another tree close by. Feel one with that tree after all of your owl shots.
It’s really too bad. As much as a tried to copy the original nest, it didn’t make the cut this year. But there is hope for next year. Thanks, Brian.
Stole the Tangle-Heart.
No owls in new nest? Maybe it’s too early. xo
They are usually sitty by now. I heard them around there early this morning, however. Thanks, Resa.
Hmm, if you heard them, there could be a new nest?
If they decide to use it, which need to be pronto, I’ll see Daddy Owl on watch in the trees around Susan’s tree.
Oh I’m so sorry to hear that the tree has been cut down. What a shame! I hope those owls find another home not too far from you.