Morning Owl Moment
By Joliet Jake
May 16, 2018 5:09am CST
Had a pair of owls being fairly loud in a tree right outside the window where the computer is about an hour or so ago. Heard them out front a half-block or so away a few mornings ago, but didn't try to get any audio then because I wasn't sure if the camera would get it. This time, I was sure the camera would 'hear' it.
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• Corsham, England
We don't get many owls around where I live although the dawn chorus starts around 4 am in the lighter mornings which makes my dog think it's time to get up! They are beautiful birds and can do that swivelly thing with their heads like Beatlejuice
• United States
I don't get to see them often because they aren't active when it is light, but I hear them quite a bit. I did manage to get one shot at the end of February this year just as it was getting light of one across the street in a tree.
• Cambridge, England
@sprite1950 Raptor centres these days have to abide by strict rules and the birds they keep are always ones which have either been injured and can't, for various reasons, be released back into the wild or they are born and raised in captivity and so are to some extent 'tame' and wouldn't be able to fend for themselves. It is an awesome experience to have a large (but surprisingly light) bird fly straight at you and land on your outstretched (and well gloved) hand. We have two or three centres near where I am and I've been fortunate enough to have experienced this a couple of times.