Sunday, 20 May 2012

Just the cutest thing - baby owl

Evening

Just a quick post whilst I wait for something to finish cooking. A picture that deserves a post of its own.

Meet Ollie the baby owl. He's been sitting on the fence in my neighbours garden this afternoon enjoying the sunshine. We know Mum is about as you can hear him call to her and her reply.

We knew that owls nested in the big oak tree in my neighbours garden - we've heard them ever since we've lived here. The other year young were hatched but sadly they didn't survive - one got cocky and fell out of the nest box before he/she could fly and we think the others might have met a similar fate. Last year the squirrels got in and stole the eggs :(

This year all has gone well and we think there are 3 babies - they've been out on the branches in the past week and Mum is always keeping a watch from nearby.

This one was sitting on the fence enjoying the sunshine and seemed quite happy for me to take his/her pic - such a sweetie but look at those talons - watch out local mice population they'll be looking for you soon!!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx

18 comments:

Thrift Bee said...

Ollie is just so handsome! Great photo. Those meeces will be in pieces!

minibreakfast said...

A great photo Vik, you're so lucky. I love the birds in my garden but now they'll seem so boring!

Magic Bean said...

That is so gorgeous. Amazing photo, Ax

Vix said...

He's just gorgeous! I'll love to tickle his wool-like fluff but those talons look very sharp! x

Frugal Queen said...

Thanks for posting, what a beautiful owl x

Fiona said...

What a lovely photo - so cute!

wardrobeexperience said...

omg, this little feather ball is too cute...

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My Norfolk Life said...

He is adorable! Those Talons do look mighty scary though. That's such a great photo.
Claire

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Vicki I think I would actually wet myself with excitement if I found this little guy in my garden - and then to get a photo??? good work!
happy new week
fee x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Spontaneous AWWWW from me and the husband when I opened this! I'm so jealous. We have baby bluetits in the bathroom extractor fan which the boys have christened 'Fluffy, Tom, Peckins and Dickins'. They're really noisy!

andamento said...

Cool! Yet another thing spotted on a blog that I now want - a family of owls nesting next door...

Ellouise88 said...

How fantastic! Fancy him sitting still for a photo!

Serenata said...

How wonderful to get this photograph and to be able to see the owl in the wild as it should be.

Dina said...

This is so sweet! I would love to live by owls hehe xx

Isobel said...

Oh my, it is so cute!! xx

Claire said...

my hub would give a limb to have an owl nesting so close!!! Cute!!

Amanda said...

Hello Vicki
What an exceptional photograph!

Bet some naturalist would be keen to have some of your pics of Ollie.

It must be thrilling to be able to check each day to see how he's getting on...what a treat.

Amanda :-)
newish follower

**Anne** said...

I missed this gorgeous post while I was away in Europe. What a cute baby owl and how lucky you are to have some nesting so close to you.
Anne xx