Looking out the back window the other evening I saw this sitting near the power pole.
Can you make him out in this blurry shot?
I've never seen one without the cloak of darkness.
He was trying to keep up with all the birds flying around and yelling at him - as well as watching me creep closer and closer.
Lots of smaller birds were excitedly chattering, which is what drew my attention to the area first. This owl must have been too close to their nests or their little ones.
When an owl looks at you, you know you've been looked at!
I managed to edge closer and closer. My camera does not zoom in very far so I ended up standing with the sprinkler water hitting my back while I shot a short video of this feathered beauty.
Not the best quality video, but it gives you a good look at his head-swiveling talents and to hear the other birds. Please forgive the narrator's shrill vocalizations...