Kip’s Comments 1-12-20

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree - Image 604271 (© Kip Ladage)

 

An Owl Threesome Weekend

Friday and Saturday I photographed barred owls, some images recorded with two of our grandkids with much excitement. Today when Kristy and I went for our “Week 2 of 52 Hike” I photographed a saw-whet owl in a cedar tree. Three days with owl images captured each day!    

We were separated a little bit as we wandered down paths that were close, but yet divided by brush. Unexpectedly I heard Kristy call out “I found one!” Sure enough, a bit higher in the tree than we usually find them, there was a saw-whet owl perched next to the trunk of the tree. The little owl casually watched us as I photographed the bird from various vantage points until we continued on our hike.  

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree - Image 604204 (© Kip Ladage)

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree – Image 604204 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree - Image 604218 (© Kip Ladage)

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree – Image 604218 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree - Image 604251 (© Kip Ladage)

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree – Image 604251 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree - Image 604257 (© Kip Ladage)

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree – Image 604257 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree - Image 604271 (© Kip Ladage)

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree – Image 604271 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Not far from the saw-whet owl we both studied gray and red feathers hanging from a tree. I suspect a female cardinal may have become a meal for a larger predatory species. 

Feathers Hanging From Tree - Image 604290 (© Kip Ladage)

Feathers Hanging From Tree – Image 604290 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Once hiking again we saw no more owls, but did see a whitetail deer and a wild turkey.

Whitetail Deer in Brush - Image 604166 (© Kip Ladage)

Whitetail Deer in Brush – Image 604166 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wild Turkey in Corn Stubble - Image 604181 (© Kip Ladage)

Wild Turkey in Corn Stubble – Image 604181 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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