Night Owl

Just a short follow-up to yesterday’s post, Owl Dreams.

At 8pm last night, the barred owl was still in the tree in front of our house, sleeping peacefully. We took Geordie for his evening walk and he was still there when we got back, but his behaviour was changing.

There was much more head movement and he was clearly shifting into night hunting mode. I took a little video to try and capture it. The quality isn’t great, but you can see what I mean.


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Just after I took the video, the owl flew off the tree, landed briefly on our car and then on to a plum tree across the street.

Goodnight, Owl

And then he was off and away like a ghost in the night.

He had been in front of our house for a full twelve hours.

I can still hardly believe that yesterday happened!




8 thoughts on “Night Owl

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  2. If one believes there are few or no true coincidences, and if this experience had never occurred before in your awareness of your corner of the world, then perhaps you were visited because of the time spent honoring the Snowy Owl with your work. And an emissary was sent to thank you, just like I am here.

  3. Nice one June! How wonderful to see this lovely bird right outside your house – perhaps George sent him/her after all.

    As I understand it, that head bobbing behavior is one way owls try to “size something up”, quite literally.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely experience!

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