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The Alert Owl (Part II)

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The Alert Owl (Part II)
17 March 2009
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY

The Owl in Flight (Part II)

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The Owl in Flight (Part II)
17 March 2009
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY

The Owl in Flight

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A lucky shot, in which my camera was aimed at precisely the right place at precisely the right time.

The Owl in Flight
17 March 2009
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY

The Owl and His Dinner (Part II)

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Part I

The Owl and His Dinner (Part II)
17 March 2009
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY

The Alert Owl

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The Alert Owl
17 March 2009
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY

The Great, Big, Yellow Eye of the Great Horned Owl

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The big, round, yellow eye and the owl’s expression remind me, funnily enough, of my cat when he gets into the catnip.

The Great, Big, Yellow Eye of the Great Horned Owl
17 March 2009
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY

The Owl and His Dinner

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I admit it. I’m in love with this picture. It was a complete accident — I was not paying attention to the background, nor really to the way the light falls off around the owl’s body. I was simply trying to get a good focus on his (her?) eye through the cage while he (she?) was still hopping around, as this great horned owl is usually found (on the occasions I visit, anyway) up in one of the nesting boxes in the tree, and is not usually visible.

Well, not only was this owl visible, he was hopping around like mad. Something had him riled up. I don’t think he was getting stressed about people being around (this particular trip to the Quogue Wildlife was a little more crowded than when I usually go, it being Tuesday and the Nature Center being open), but I can’t know for sure.

The Owl and His Dinner
17 March 2009
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY