Friday, January 18, 2008

Birds on the Brain













Sr. Helena noticed an item in yesterday's Tribune that had the two of us off on a mission today: finding the long-eared owls that have chosen a south Loop playground as their winter roost. There were four of them waiting for us (Sr. Helena, I, and several other camera-bearing birders). I had a bit of trouble focusing on them, since they were all nestled in pine trees and my camera kept zeroing in on the needles! (In every photo, the distinctive "ear" tufts came out fuzzy.)

5 comments:

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Anonymous said...

pine needles notwithstanding, the photo of the long eared owl is in this layman's opinion, excellent.

Anonymous said...

Your picture makes the formidable "wise old owl" almost pettable. Perhaps it's the those "fuzzy" ears. animal lover.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a koala bear with a PhD.

Veritas said...

Great photo! I can just imagine the excitement if I read about something like that here.