Eastern Screech Owl ~ Gray Morph

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    The Lenape Indians (Native American) believed that if they dreamt of an Owl it would become their guardian.

    I've had Screech Owls around my backyard owl box for at least a week. One's a red morph and this one, a gray morph. I finally got a decent shot of this one by calling him in with an electronic call. This morning at 4am, it landed on my graden cucumber trellis which consists of an old wooden deck umbrella; canvas top removed and turned upside-down!

    Steve Vetter, Missi Gregorius, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. 4amproject 63 months ago | reply

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    2. Hans Zitzler 63 months ago | reply

      great shot - very well done!

    3. Tony Pratt DE Photographer 63 months ago | reply

      Very nice. The effort really paid off.

    4. Larry Hennessy 63 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot. I should try an owl box. Maybe I'll have better luck than I did with a bat house I made and put up about 10 years ago. Never got one bat. I even asked a naturalist who was over one day and he couldn't explain why they didn't use it. He suggested I move it to the other side of the building it was on and that didn't help. Glad your owl box works. Hope you get many more great shots.

    5. kellyburnham [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture! Excellent work and congratulations!

    6. asouthbrooky 63 months ago | reply

      Fabulous Bill!

    7. tinyfishy (Finally Home Again) 63 months ago | reply

      Awesome capture. Great find.

    8. John Gibbons~ [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      Wow, you are an excellent photographer. That is a great shot. So, you really have been seeing them now?

    9. Don Delaney 63 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture!

    10. Baubo Bittern 63 months ago | reply

      Great shot. It looks unafraid but a bit less wise than an owl should. Perhaps it wonders who exchanged the calling other owl into that wingless wonder with the black box at the eye...

    11. gimlack 63 months ago | reply

      Terrific capture.

    12. basilly 63 months ago | reply

      What a beauty! A wondrous sighting Bill....lovely capture!

    13. rebelxtned 63 months ago | reply

      Like the trellis idea...and your wildlife/camera skills.

    14. rich66 ~~ 63 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on your nomination for the February 21, 2009 Nominated Photo Contest and good luck to you. Voting is now open. Don't forget to cast your vote on up to 3 photos. I saw this in the: KARMA Nominated Photo Contest

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    15. Shamrockah 63 months ago | reply

      Excellent! =)
      saw this in the: "Nominated Photo Contest" Thread
      Your KARMA Group
      **MY VOTE--Nominated Photo Contest**
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    16. Jeff Clow 63 months ago | reply

      What a GREAT owl portrait......you've captured the "look" in his eyes so well.

      Stellar shooting once again....!

    17. rich66 ~~ 63 months ago | reply

      Thank you again for sharing this great shot with us in this week's Nominated Photo Contest in Your KARMA Group :)

      Have a great weekend!

    18. naturelover2007 62 months ago | reply

      WOW! 4 AM, you sure are dedicated. The effort was worth it with these great shots. Love those eyes!

    19. Cimarrón Mayor !!!3,000.000 DE VISITAS, GRACIAS!! 61 months ago | reply

      William Dear friend, this photo of these beautiful secuecia owls is very impressive and spectacular. Which is not really the best picture, but all are of exquisite quality, full of beautiful colors, good frame, a high degree of focus, excellent composition and good shutter angle.
      I have no doubt that birds talk to them and pose for you in every way. That you are special, wonderful photographer who can freeze forever so elegant and beautiful images to enjoy ourselves.
      My sincere congratulations and thanks for being my teacher and friend.
      Wholeheartedly embrace your friend Cimarron mayor Panta

    20. melepix 61 months ago | reply

      Oh I wish my Lenape gggg grand ma would send me some owls.
      Michele and I were doing our roots and found out we have a tad Lenape
      Indian blood way back. These owls are terrific! love all the shots.!
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