Montana Outdoors

February 28, 2019

Intensity

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

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl ~ Aegolius acadicus

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  1. Another superb shot. These owls are the cutest ones I’ve ever seen (online, as I’ve never seen one in real life). 🙂

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    Comment by Vicki — February 28, 2019 @ 11:40 pm

  2. Really pretty owl. Great detail on this photo. Very nice.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — March 1, 2019 @ 12:22 am

  3. WOW, awesome! I love those gorgeous, intense eyes! I was trying to make out what is reflecting in its eyes, maybe a silhouette of you off to the right?

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — March 1, 2019 @ 8:21 am

  4. There needs to be a LOVE button for this one! ❤

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — March 1, 2019 @ 8:56 am

  5. Look at those feathers! And those awesome eyes!!! Great photo! hugs

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    Comment by Elizabeth G Bradley — March 1, 2019 @ 11:56 am

    • Yes, isn’t he pretty! He’s only about 4 inches tall.

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      Comment by montucky — March 1, 2019 @ 7:39 pm

  6. Beautiful picture. Enjoyed it immensely!

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    Comment by Anonymous — March 1, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

  7. That’s for sure! Nice shot!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — March 1, 2019 @ 4:43 pm

  8. A beautiful portrait of the owl, Montucky!

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    Comment by Lavinia Ross — March 1, 2019 @ 4:51 pm

  9. I can’t stop looking at him. How close to him were you? You surely must have been using a long lens — at least, that’s what I imagine. If you weren’t, that was one accomodating owl. That’s the sort of photo that can keep me happy for days and days. If I were you, I’d keep going back to look at it myself, just to assure myself that I actually managed to capture that face.

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    Comment by shoreacres — March 2, 2019 @ 5:55 am

    • I think that will always be at the top of my favorite photos. He let me get very close. The photo was taken at a distance of about 4 feet. What a privilege it was!

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      Comment by montucky — March 2, 2019 @ 8:55 am

  10. Absolutely exquisite photo! The details are quite beautiful! So happy for you in having this visitor!

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    Comment by Tammie — March 2, 2019 @ 10:01 am

    • Thank you Tammie. The visit from this little owl will be the highlight of my year!

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      Comment by montucky — March 2, 2019 @ 1:32 pm

  11. How exciting! I’ve never seen one of those owls.
    Owls are just about my favorite birds! We have Great Horned Owls at both our homes. They nest in our Alberta yard. They rest in our Arizona yard.
    Your owl photos are a great incentive to me to post more of my bird photos on my bird blog: https://chirpsbuzzes.wordpress.com/

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    Comment by Margy — March 4, 2019 @ 9:42 pm

    • You definitely should post more photos on that blog! there are a lot of bird enthusiasts who would find it interesting!

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      Comment by montucky — March 4, 2019 @ 11:36 pm

  12. Oh, I love that!!!! I’ve never seen that type of owl. Great photo!

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    Comment by Candace — March 6, 2019 @ 12:20 pm

    • This was the first one I’ve seen. Small and very pretty!

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      Comment by montucky — March 6, 2019 @ 3:26 pm

  13. Oh he is just beautiful and he loves his photo being taken … 🙂

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — March 8, 2019 @ 1:08 pm

    • It’s amazing that he acted like that when he is supposed to be very nocturnal, but it sure made my day!

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      Comment by montucky — March 8, 2019 @ 8:16 pm

  14. Wow! What a stunning close-up! How lucky for you, montucky…what a thrill. I just looked up on allaboutbirds.com that this owl is year-round in northwest Montana. They are also year-round in northern Calif. but I have never had the pleasure of this beauty. I feel lucky to have had such a close look here, thanks so much.

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    Comment by Jet Eliot — March 9, 2019 @ 10:29 am

    • Yes, this was an encounter of a lifetime. I had heard of them but never before had I seen one and this one came close enough for me to touch him.

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      Comment by montucky — March 9, 2019 @ 9:11 pm

  15. Wow!! Absolutely stunning. Such detail, and those eyes – what beautiful birds!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — March 11, 2019 @ 2:19 am

  16. What an excellent closeup. It reminds me of the line from “Casablanca”: “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — March 11, 2019 @ 5:43 pm

  17. It stares at me! Gorgeous shot!

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    Comment by Sartenada — March 12, 2019 @ 1:23 am


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