Sunday, October 31, 2010

My visitor tonight... A Masked Owl!



We were all quite excited to find this female Masked Owl on our fence only a metre away from our house tonight...alerted to us by our dogs barking. She is a lot bigger than she looks in pic and to see her silhouette when we looked out the dining window was quite a sight! I was only standing about a metre away when I took my pics and she wasn't at all scared of me...such a beautiful bird!

Enjoy your evening

Lisa
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18 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, how exciting

Isabella said...

Are they not great we had a baby one stuck in our front porch last year poor thing was so afraid I could have cried thinking was it old enough to be on its own ?

Leanne said...

How lucky are you I would be so excited. They are beautiful creatures.

Bev C said...

Lisa,

Oh that is a great creature to have in your garden. Is there a pair of them? A new stitchery design in the making.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Francien said...

What a beautiful pictures Lisa...i just love owls...how stunning is that?!...such a awesome bird...would love to have her visiting my garden...
have a wonderful sunday...greetings Francien.

Maggey and Jim said...

I am so jealous. She is beautiful. I love owls..
Maggey

Jo in TAS said...

Oh how fantastic to see this owl up so close and being able to take some pics! Wonder how many exist in Tassie???

Robyn G. said...

Oh she's wonderful Lisa!
Thanks for sharing and as always great pics!

Sue-Anne said...

She is so beautiful. How lucky to be able to get close enough for a photo.

Janice said...

You were so lucky to see her up so close and get such a great photo. I know this is very corny, but how appropriate seeing an owl on Halloween. We love it when we occasionally see an owl here. Usually we hear the Boobooks.

Tatkis said...

She is SO cute! Lucky you :)

Best wishes,
Tatyana

mandapanda said...

You do know how absolutely JEALOUS I am, don't you? I am positively GREEN!!!
Sooooooooooooo cool, I can see another stitchery coming on!!

Shirley said...

Hi Lisa,
How exciting for you to have such a beautiful creature sat there posing for you. I bet the stitchery is well underway.
Love Shirley.

Vivian said...

Oh, how exciting. I love to find unusual wild life at our house. Our latest visitor was a red fox.

Sheila said...

Wow Lisa , that is incredible , lucky you to have gotten that close .

Melody said...

Amazing that you got so close. Fabulous photos.

barb said...

Magical experience... !
Barb

Sandra Henderson said...

Oh how wonderful! You were able to get some incredible photos! Ive enjoyed catching up on your blog tonite! I love your sewing room and beautiful work!