Friday, May 22, 2009

Barred Owl

“A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird?”

-Author Unknown



This is a Barred-Owl that I was able to meet in person at the Kirtland Warbler Festival recently. As he was injured and cannot be released back into the wild, he is used for education by a wildlife rehabilitation organization.

Everyone have a safe Memorial weekend! Remember those who sacrificed who us and continue to do so!

12 comments:

Mildred said...

What a pretty picture Shelley. Thank you for all the wonderful photography you share; I would miss so many details of these birds, if not for you. Have a safe and happy holiday.

The Retired One said...

His eyes look like cobalt blue marbles. What an amazing bird!

bennie and patsy said...

What in the world could any one have to complain about. Your blog is wonderful.
Patsy

bennie and patsy said...

I read your other blog. Don't feel bad. We know you are a good birder. Some people are so silly and have to be tattle-tales. Now where did that get them?
Patsy

Tricia said...

Sad that he was hurt & can't return to nature, but he'll be living the lap of luxury now!

Busy Bee Suz said...

He is just gorgeous.
I love that quote...so true. We need to shut up and listen a bit more.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm sure it is probably the picture, but that owl looks like he has blue eyes. How special is that!!!

Have a wonderful time at the Log Cabin!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Leedra said...

Wonderful photo!

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Country Girl said...

Beautiful photo! Have a safe and fun holiday weekend yourself!

Sue said...

What a handsome face...its a shame he can't be released back into the wild, but at least some good will come out of it if it helps to educate people about wildlife.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Excellent Capture !!! I Love Owl's...Great Shot

Cedar ... said...

I love his face, especially his eyes. or "her" eyes?