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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted November 05, 2013 - 01:09 AM

On Sunday, the kids and I were in the upstairs of the old garage. Suddenly this guy was giving us "Air Support"

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It's an Eastern Screech Owl. I would say he was about a foot tall. Never seen one up close, beautiful and cute all at the same time. Kinda hope we didnt chase him off.

Here is an online better pic of one.image.jpg
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Posted November 05, 2013 - 01:28 AM

That's great, I haven't seen one up close either, thanks for sharing. So hoo hoo took the pictures? :D


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 01:31 AM

That's great, I haven't seen one up close either, thanks for sharing. So hoo hoo took the pictures? :D


These were compliments of Kaylen. :D
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Posted November 05, 2013 - 04:04 AM

Very nice,I've heard them before, but never saw any.


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 05:12 AM

We've had them here some years but not lately. You usually hear them hunting at night. There was a pair of them and they were hunting on the stream that runs behind our house. We never saw them except once just before dark they were hunting in the field next to our property and one of them was in a tree. The screech is quite a strange and eerie sound! 


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 05:17 AM

He will keep the mice population at bay for you this winter.


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 05:38 AM

That's great, I haven't seen one up close either, thanks for sharing. So hoo hoo took the pictures? :D

 

ha ha  very cute Chris!

 

He will keep the mice population at bay for you this winter.

 

boy howdy!  they are excellent micers, which is probably why he/she is in your barn....with any luck there will be children in the spring too!


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 06:35 AM

That's cool. You're lucky that you and the kids where able to see him. Nice.


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 08:31 AM

Nice looking squatter! Can be beneficial!


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 08:36 AM

I'd love to have an owl around my property.  Really neat animals.  Little girl is obsessed with them.  Her entire room is covered in owls.


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 08:45 AM

That's pretty neat.  I hope he stays with you for a bit.  



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Posted November 05, 2013 - 09:26 AM

We used to have a bounty on the Great Horned Owl.


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 07:35 PM

Two words: sausage gravy.
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Posted November 05, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Nice shot!


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 08:22 PM

Two words: sausage gravy.


I'm hoping he will lower the mouse and hopefully some of the pest bird population.




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