Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I have 2 owls in the backyard!

This is a picture of a Great Barred Owl. I didn't take this picture, but I wanted to show you what is in my backyard. Ever since we moved in (almost 5 yrs. ago)we have had one of these beautiful owls in the woods behind our house. Now I'm from northwestern NJ and we have Barn Owls and Hoot Owls but no Great Barred Owls. I am used to owls hooting not making the noises these owls down here make! It's almost like a coo of a dove but deeper and louder. The first time I heard it in the middle of the night I thought it was someone outside my bedroom window making this noise. It was the owl sitting in our little maple tree. Our resident owl comes out during the day too, which I'm not used to. Whenever anyone goes out on the patio or screened porch, he appears and watches us and actual talks to us in his owl language. Everyone remarks about him and they can't believe he actually loves people.

Well now we have a pair of owls in the backyard and they both come and "talk" to us while we are outside. They just seem to love us! I am so happy they just make my day when they come to "chat" with us. They are so interesting to watch and they are gorgeous when the glide through the trees. When John and I eat on the back porch (like last night) at one point we could hardly hear each other because the 2 owls were "talking" so much. All of our neighbors think it is the most wildest thing they have ever seen or sometimes in this case heard.

I always name things and I will have to come up with some suitable names for our resident feathered friends! I wonder if little owls will be showing up anytime soon! Wouldn't that be wonderful!! Everyone have a great day!


Roses and Lilacs said...

What good luck. Maybe they will nest in your yard or at least near by. Wouldn't it be amazing to watch them raise a family. That photo is wanderful!

Kay said...

This is the coolest thing, Sherri. Now you can be garanteed that you won't have a mouse population in your backyard and you can have music in the night.

Sherri said...

Kay, you are so right. We don't have little mice, moles or voles and I have only seen 3 snakes in the 5 yrs. we've been here. Thank goodness for that!

When our house sells I will miss the owls greatly.

Vickie said...

That's so cool! We have a pair of falcons who return each year to the cottonwood in the front lawn. It's the only thing I like about the stupid tree. It's funny to hear the baby falcons in the nest.

Sherri said...

Vickie, that must be really awesome! Do you ever take pictures of them?

Brenda Leyland said...

What a perfectly splendid experience.... beautiful creatures.

Nan and =^..^= said...

I was at Lilac and Roses and your Barred owl caught my eye on Marnie's Bloglist...that is so amazing to have them visit so often.
The only time I saw a barred owl was
many years ago and it was outside of a magical.
Hope you can stop by my Furry and Feathered Friends blog...I love the birds, too!
Nan and the Maine cats

Mary said...

I think owls are so beautiful. Lucky you, Sherri!

Nan said...

Oh, this is wonderful! We've had one visit for a short time two years in a row, but it must go off into the deeper woods around the house because we so rarely see or hear it. It just makes me smile to think of this. Lucky, lucky!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!