It’s not often, at least for me, that I get a really good chance to take a picture of a rare visitor. For the most part, they usually disappear faster than I can either get my camera or get outside. The other night though, I got lucky!
This beautiful Screech Owl was sitting in the Rhododendron outside my living room window. How close is that, well that glow you see to the left is the welcome candle in my window. I’ve long loved this tree like Rhodo, it stands right next to my front porch and despite the fact that it was butchered badly by a so called professional landscaper this past spring, it has continued to attract wildlife to it. Randy wants to cut it down, but after this, it’s one more example of why I don’t! I was able to go out through the garage and walk very close up to this beauty and take it’s picture. It sat watching me with those big eyes and I was just over the moon to get such a great picture. I’ve heard them for years screeching in the night but I’d never seen one this close up. It stayed there for a little while even after I went back inside and then flew off into the night.
What a wonderful gift!