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Waiting on a chipmunk

Waiting on a chipmunk

  Marty’s photo of the day #2559: A week ago, this great horned owl hung out on a branch that was outside the window of my writing room and just above a chipmunk hole, significantly slowing down the workday for both the humans and chipmunks.

Our 25-acre refuge from gunfire

Our 25-acre refuge from gunfire

Marty’s photo of the day #2311: Deb and I keep the 25 acres we own around our house as natural as possible. Our goal is to give the animals a safe spot they can come to—especially during the fall hunting season, when we are surrounded by gunfire. Each year the wildlife we see changes. One […]

Checking in on the Great Horned Owl Family

Checking in on the Great Horned Owl Family

If you follow my posts, you know that I have been keeping an eye on a mother great horned owl and her three chicks. Today, when I checked in on them, two of the babies were lying on the branch with only one sitting up. I immediately thought the two other babies were dead. I […]

Baby Owl Cuteness

Baby Owl Cuteness

If you saw my Photo of the Day, you know that I featured three great horned owl chicks that live near my house. This morning, when I photographed the owls, the sun wasn’t in a good spot, and I promised to go back and try again. Here’s the result of my second try. I took […]

Sharp-shinned hawk

Sharp-shinned hawk

Marty’s photo of the day #1552: This past week was a good bird week around our house. On my early morning bike ride, I stopped partway up our hill to watch a great horned owl—silhouetted in the twilight—call to another owl, a hundred yards away. When I joined in with the hooting, the big owl […]

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