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And sitting on eggs.
Please excuse the picture but I cannot afforrd couple of crand on a new lens. (55 -300 with 2x extender, stretched out all the way)

Shot from my desk chair!

I am so looking forward to listening to the babies shrieking all night like little demons for food, seriously. I love them!
 

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Very cool--and I'm impressed that you spotted them. We have one(?) or a nesting one around here, and although we have heard the cries, I've never managed to actually spot exactly where they are nesting!

(I like the porch project too--been busy with house guests so not much computer time lately)
 

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I have robins who made a nest on the porch sconce.


One of the most disheveled looking nests I've seen...other than those doves last year.
 

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They are old friends, they have been nesting here for years. Yeah, busy here tii, porch and building an honest to goodness woodshed after 36 years of messing with tarps, that is a new thread as soon as I get time, lol
 

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not sure if this is the same individual (april, 2015)

Needless to say, I was a LOT closer. They are not at all alarmed by my proximity, like I say, old friends
 

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Adorable!! We just have a squirrel family in our tree.......not sure where the woodpecker lives, but it visits occasionally. Plenty of holes as evidence.

Was walking a few weeks ago, when I saw a mutilated pigeon carcass on somebody's lawn near the sidewalk, got me wondering.......a minute later, I stopped in my tracks. A huge falcon was sitting in a small street tree, maybe seven feet off the ground, looking back at me calmly. We stared for maybe half a minute before it got bored and flew to a much higher tree on the high school property.

Have yet to see any owls, but we take what little we can get around here.
 

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And sitting on eggs.
Please excuse the picture but I cannot afforrd couple of crand on a new lens. (55 -300 with 2x extender, stretched out all the way)

Shot from my desk chair!

I am so looking forward to listening to the babies shrieking all night like little demons for food, seriously. I love them!
My wife and I would love to have an owl. When shall I come pick it up?
 

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My wife and I would love to have an owl. When shall I come pick it up?
You know, they are very sharp all over right? Btw, they come with their very own murder of crows....
 

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You know, they are very sharp all over right? Btw, they come with their very own murder of crows....
Not as a pet just for the yard.

In Tokyo there is an "owl cafe" where you go in and you can interact with owls. I have not been but the last time I was there for work one of my co-workers wives went and she thought it was awesome
 

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That's a weird looking dog.
 

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About 20 years ago, a neighbor called, he found a baby owl in his field, wanted to know if I would help rescue it. SURE! (I am kinda a sucket) I caught it and fed it raw venison through the night and called the DNR in the morning. UT OH.... I am NOT allowed to have it! But the agent didn't fine me or even yell at me, he gave me the raptor rescue peoples number and I called. I delivered the baby (3 weeks old, with a broken leg) I asked the lady if she could release it back in my woods when it was ready. She offered one better, she had a pair, ready to release and brought them out the following evening and released them in my yard! The kids loved it! The birds were around for a couple years then moved on.
 

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About 20 years ago, a neighbor called, he found a baby owl in his field, wanted to know if I would help rescue it. SURE! (I am kinda a sucket) I caught it and fed it raw venison through the night and called the DNR in the morning. UT OH.... I am NOT allowed to have it! But the agent didn't fine me or even yell at me, he gave me the raptor rescue peoples number and I called. I delivered the baby (3 weeks old, with a broken leg) I asked the lady if she could release it back in my woods when it was ready. She offered one better, she had a pair, ready to release and brought them out the following evening and released them in my yard! The kids loved it! The birds were around for a couple years then moved on.
You definitely did the right thing, if you would have been a licensed falconer they probably would have let you rehabilitate it until it was fully fledged. That's was pretty nice of them to release a pair on your property. Probably a thank you for you doing the right thing.
 

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You definitely did the right thing, if you would have been a licensed falconer they probably would have let you rehabilitate it until it was fully fledged. That's was pretty nice of them to release a pair on your property. Probably a thank you for you doing the right thing.
Oh.... They were great horned owls, forgot to mention that
 

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Oh.... They were great horned owls, forgot to mention that
Back when I had a pair of great horned's (40 years ago) they were legal as long as you were licensed (which I was). They were brother and sister, taken from the same nest. The male we named "rage", he was a little terror.
 

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they are REALLY active now!!!
 

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