Montana Outdoors

February 27, 2019

Very pleasant encounter

Filed under: Birds, Winter — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 10:52 pm

This little guy paid a visit here this afternoon, which was very surprising because they are highly nocturnal and therefore seldom seen. In fact, this is the only one that I have ever seen. What a thrill to see him right up close!

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl ~ Aegolius acadicus

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  1. What a cute little guy!

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    Comment by Mother Hen — February 27, 2019 @ 11:17 pm

  2. Awesome owl!!

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    Comment by Sara Kathleen Moore — February 28, 2019 @ 12:07 am

  3. How beautiful a bird!! You were indeed privileged to see him!

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    Comment by juliemjm — February 28, 2019 @ 12:17 am

  4. Nice to see a bird that one has heard singing in the woods for years.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — February 28, 2019 @ 12:53 am

    • I listened to a recording of a Saw-whet on the Cornell website, but don’t recall ever hearing it before.

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      Comment by montucky — February 28, 2019 @ 5:05 pm

  5. Aren’t you the lucky one!! I love owls and to see one and get such a photo would be a huge thrill.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — February 28, 2019 @ 1:30 am

  6. So beautiful. We had an owl in our backyard tree a couple of years ago. I felt so lucky…Im always checking in case another one drops by. Loved seeing your photos.

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    Comment by learningtolovewinterblog — February 28, 2019 @ 1:49 am

    • I hear owl calls often here but seldom get to see one. this one is especially pretty.

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      Comment by montucky — February 28, 2019 @ 5:18 pm

  7. This is a lovely photo. I enjoy your nature photography.

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    Comment by llzranch — February 28, 2019 @ 7:14 am

    • Thank you! I’m always pleased to see that someone enjoys the beauty that I also enjoy!

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      Comment by montucky — February 28, 2019 @ 5:32 pm

  8. What superb photos. I can well imagine the thrill at seeing this owl up close. Your photos are so good, I feel like I can reach out and touch him.

    (if it had been me, I would have been trembling with excitement and probably wobbled and spoilt the shots).

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    Comment by Vicki — February 28, 2019 @ 7:25 am

    • It was a thrill to see him up close and he was very patient. That was a very exciting thing for me!

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      Comment by montucky — February 28, 2019 @ 5:33 pm

  9. Oh my goodness!! What a beautiful owl and how exciting that you got up close and personal enough to get these shots!

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — February 28, 2019 @ 7:33 am

    • That was a very rare opportunity and I feel very blessed!

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      Comment by montucky — February 28, 2019 @ 5:36 pm

  10. What a beautiful creature. I’ve never had such a wonderful, close view of an owl. I can imagine what a thrill it was — and how kind of him to allow for a photographic session!

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    Comment by shoreacres — February 28, 2019 @ 9:14 am

    • This was the closest that I’ve been to one, and I think this is the prettiest of the owls too. It was exciting!

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      Comment by montucky — February 28, 2019 @ 8:03 pm

  11. What a wonderful opportunity! And to get such terrific photos as well!

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — February 28, 2019 @ 9:32 am

    • I have never had much luck with bird photography and so this was a very special opportunity for me.

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      Comment by montucky — February 28, 2019 @ 8:06 pm

  12. What a beautiful creature! And a lucky encounter! 🙂

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    Comment by ebbtide — February 28, 2019 @ 9:57 am

  13. Very, very cute!

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    Comment by Dana S. Hugh — February 28, 2019 @ 12:39 pm

  14. Awesome little visitor, indeed, how thrilling to so up close and personal! Wonderful captures, I have never seen one before either. 😊

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — February 28, 2019 @ 1:02 pm

    • Seeing one of these for the first time and so close was quite an amazing experience.

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      Comment by montucky — February 28, 2019 @ 8:24 pm

  15. A cute little fellow. What a thrill to get that close!!

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    Comment by Hanna — February 28, 2019 @ 1:11 pm

    • It was a highly unusual encounter, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything! It made me very glad for a good camera.

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      Comment by montucky — February 28, 2019 @ 8:25 pm

  16. What an opportunity to capture a once-in-a-lifetime photo. Wonderful!

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    Comment by bigskybuckeye — February 28, 2019 @ 1:44 pm

  17. Oh my goodness!! Great photos 🙂

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    Comment by M.B. Henry — February 28, 2019 @ 1:55 pm

  18. That’s a cute little bird! Nice of him to pose so well-I love it when they do that.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — February 28, 2019 @ 4:35 pm

  19. What a special opportunity

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    Comment by Ron — March 1, 2019 @ 6:49 am

    • It sure was, Ron. I could hardly believe that he let me get that close and stayed around for so long.

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      Comment by montucky — March 1, 2019 @ 7:25 pm

  20. What a beautiful, special visitor! I am glad this little fellow gave you some time!

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    Comment by Lavinia Ross — March 1, 2019 @ 4:50 pm

    • It was very surprising how patient he was. It was as though he wanted to be photographed.

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      Comment by montucky — March 1, 2019 @ 7:53 pm

  21. I feel completely charmed by your photos of this little owl. Such a delight to see.

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    Comment by Tammie — March 2, 2019 @ 10:05 am

    • The little guy is certainly a charmer. I have no idea what he was doing out in the daytime or why he was completely unafraid of me, but I’m happy that he came to visit!

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      Comment by montucky — March 2, 2019 @ 1:35 pm

  22. How cool is that !!!

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    Comment by dhphotosite — March 3, 2019 @ 2:17 pm

  23. So cool, Terry!

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    Comment by heartandsoul974 — March 3, 2019 @ 3:19 pm

  24. He (or she) is absolutely beautiful. I would be so excited, too, to have a visitor like that, especially one that poses for you. Remarkable. Awesome shots! Things like that can keep one happy for days.

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    Comment by Candace — March 6, 2019 @ 12:23 pm

    • I was very touched by the visit, the interest, and the complete lack of fear or apprehension. Amazing!

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      Comment by montucky — March 6, 2019 @ 5:20 pm

  25. Oh isn’t he beautiful … what a treat to be able to see and photograph him 🙂

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — March 6, 2019 @ 3:57 pm

    • It was a real treat. It seemed as though the bird wanted to be seen and welcome and understood.

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      Comment by montucky — March 6, 2019 @ 5:21 pm

  26. Incredible! You caught personality in that second photo, montucky — really lovely.

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    Comment by Jet Eliot — March 9, 2019 @ 10:36 am

  27. He is gorgeous! What a welcome visitor! And superb photos!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — March 11, 2019 @ 2:17 am

    • It was a rare and wonderful opportunity! I love owls anyway so this was extra special for me.

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      Comment by montucky — March 11, 2019 @ 4:43 pm

  28. You are lucky one, when seeing it. When being a school boy, I saw a Snowy owl. Our teacher brought it to the class room. 🙂

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    Comment by Sartenada — March 12, 2019 @ 1:28 am

    • I was very lucky to see the owl and so close at that. It was a very rare opportunity.

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      Comment by montucky — March 12, 2019 @ 9:07 pm


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