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hoooo are you? hoo hoo.. hoo hoo | by Nancy Rose
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hoooo are you? hoo hoo.. hoo hoo

LOL just had to...This cute litte fellow was having a hard time this morning hiding from a flock of crows and several bluejays who were divebombing him. I have never seen an owl in our neighbourhood...never saw one outside a zoo, and when I heard the huge crow racket, i went outdoors in the backyard and saw him hiding in a big spruce tree. The crows left when they saw me and my beighbour, and I of course got my camera for a few shots. After he posed for me he flew to a birch tree and the Jays came after him again and alerted the crows, so he went and hid in another evergreen. I was heading away for the day to visit my sister-in-law in the hospital so i could not stay for the excitment. He is called a Barred Owl (Strix varia). Nov 18 @194 on Explore (see previous photo for a wider view) #97 Nov. 19, up to #21~!

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Taken on November 17, 2008