Not everyone can appreciate what happens in nature but I felt very fortunate to get this set of photos last evening. Mom found her kids and they were hungry as usual. The way this bunny disappeared, I would say they think rabbits are delish! (Oh , a lot of local gardeners might appreciate owls even more when they see this 16 slide show presentation) :)
Above ... Baby Barred Owl cries and cringes when an angry flock of crows gathers above!
Mom to the rescue ... First she chases away the crows then she lands beside the owlet and consoles the little fuzzy elf!
After a couple hours watching the pair of young Barred Owlets, we were packing up to leave in the near darkness and Momma Owl shows up. No food drop but cuddle time with the baby that got hammered earlier in the day by a crow.
These are high ISO shots take at a slow shutter speed (in near darkness) but I felt they told a lovely story of bonding and affection between Mom and baby.
Dinner was awesome but maybe that 3rd dessert was overkill
After dinner nap
One of a pair of Barred Owlets not long out of the nest as seen this afternoon!
Baby owl and Hummingbird!
Awkward branch kid
Just a wee note to the people who have allowed us to enter their private forest and document this unusual owl happening (5 babies is definitely not a common occurrence) Thank you so much ... Its a real treat to be able to view this amazing window on nature!
* Also a big thank you to the Owl rescue folks who so kindly brought me along so I could capture some of these events!
March 2018 .. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 100 photography blogs in Canada.
* All images and content copyright Terry Venables and NaturalImagesCanada *