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Steve

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We've got a new neighbor!
« on: November 21, 2016, 03:29:46 PM »
Last summer I mounted an owl house in one of the spruce trees out back, but nobody moved in. A couple of weeks ago, I was trimming some nearby branches, so decided to clean out any debris that might be in the box. I reached in with my gloved hand, and tried removing the mess of squishy leaves at the bottom, when I realized it wasn't leaves but a critter!

Thinking it was probably a squirrel, I stuck my phone inside and took a photo. Found there was an owl huddled in the bottom! With my phone on a pole, I checked later that day, and again a few days later, but no owl. I must have scared it off.

Last evening, Deb looked out, and saw something in the opening. Binoculars revealed an Eastern Screech Owl, and I scrambled for the camera and telephoto. Lousy photo, as I was shooting through a triple pane window, and using ISO 3200 to get a still image, but here's my new neighbor.



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Re: We've got a new neighbor!
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 04:24:36 PM »
Good neighbor, indeed! Looks like the new family will have plenty of choice real estate to "monitor"! Great shot, too!

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Re: We've got a new neighbor!
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 04:41:35 PM »
Very cool!  ThU32:-)
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Neat! (Re: We've got a new neighbor!)
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 11:30:49 PM »
Definitely a neat addition Steve!  :)

Thanks for sharing!

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: We've got a new neighbor!
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 12:49:24 AM »
Thanks for sharing Steve. Interesting post.
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