Monday, October 19, 2009

The Owl I Saw

Appears to be a Saw-Whet Owl.
The story: Late on the second night of the trip, I awoke with a need to urinate (the predictable result of drinking beer by the campfire prior to crawling into my sleeping bag). I opened my tent flap, and this little guy was sitting on a branch about ten feet away (those are my river pants drying out in the branch to the left). Luckily, I was able to reach my camera and snap a couple of pics before he/she flew away, even though I was too 'pressured' to get a good focus. 'Twas a unique incident on the trip.

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Lockwood said...

Too Cool!

Demeur said...

Caption for second photo "What are you lookin at?"