We have a new friend here on the ole’ farm. On several occasions he or she has visited and allowed me to get close enough to take these pictures.
The kids have named this new pal “Hootie”. Hootie is a barred owl, 21″ long. He is perched on a log that is crossing the creek behind my house. I was standing in the backyard when I took these pictures. He was about 12 ft.-15 ft. away from me.
The first time we met Hootie, my kids were “Hoo-hooing” their little hearts out right at him. He was even closer that time, and he/she never moved. I think it was amused by their attempts.
Pretty neat huh? Owls during the day! High-definition living!