Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Return to the Owl

My father and I returned today with my son, Simon (6 1/2 years old) in hopes of another encounter with the GREAT GRAY OWL in Durham. As we arrived we heard the disappointing news that it had been there 15 minutes before we arrived and hadn't been seen since. As we contemplated our move, Simon remarked that we should just walk into the woods to look. What a brilliant idea! We soon came across some photographers in the woods who were on the bird. Simon was so excited to have his first encounter with such a mythical beast! He and I were about 40 feet away and he loved it when the owl "looked right at him!"

Formidable talons!

1 comment:

Walter said...

Great looking Gray Owl!!! Glad you had your son there to share it with you. About 30 years ago, an hour north west of there in Bedford NH my brother Dup and I were birdwatching in Merrimack NH and saw a couple of rare birds as well... A rough legged hawk and a Golden Eyed Duck. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Go Sox & Go Sausage King! - Walter