Monday, January 2, 2012

Great Horned Owl at the Indian Mound

Can you see it? Good.
How do you see a quiet and still owl in the trees when you're not looking for it? Well, all the birds (that you're looking for) go frantic.  They tell on the owl, and you look for the owl, and see it.

As a bonus picture, here is the Rufous Hummingbird that we saw at Bill's house after the morning at the Ocmulgee Mound. 
 James took the pictures.  I was just leaving the "Mound" after 2 hours of birding when we ran into each other.  We spent 2 more hours together.  I don't know how long he's been there. 
Turned out to be a great morning with Rusty Blackbirds, Wilson's Snipes, Junco, Golden and Ruby Crowned Kinglets, Greater Yellowleg, Sparrows of course, American Kestrel,...almost 50 species. 

We both are guilty for not making a mention of the birding outing before making it.  You could have joined us!  Next time.


James said...

Glad that I ran into you otherwise I may not have seen the Great Horned Owl. Such a good bird to start the year to go with the Rufous. Thanks again Bill.

Andre said...

The Rufous was a lifer for me. Good way to start the year!

Anne said...

Glad you had a fun day! Love the pictures! Don't feel bad about not announcing it ahead. Lots of times we all go on spur-of-the-moment trips!