Friday, July 17, 2009

Photo from Amy in Ringwood, NJ

 


Honestly, I am not sure if it is a falcon or a young hawk (if you could help me out, that would be great!)

For the past few weeks, my dad and brother and I have been hearing the calls of falcons (which is what we have been assuming) and even last week one was perched right on our deck. Then last night when I went to put out the garbage and my dog started growling at something on the ground, I saw the bird just staring back at me. We don't know how it got injured but I called Animal Control and a woman came to take it to a shelter. She said it didn't seem too bad, but it will have to be checked out and eventually (hopefully) released. I've included a few photos.

I feel bad now though since I keep hearing the other birds calling for the missing one - I even saw one falcon today sitting around the spot that I found the injured bird :( We'll see how things work out.

~Amy
Ringwood, NJ

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you found out if it was a hawk or falcon. You have a lot of good pictures. A great place to post them and get feedback is on Flickr...
Here is a link to my photostream and from there you can get your own. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bewolf/
There are lots of nice people with loads of information. If you sign up let me know what your name is there. You can send Flickr mail through profiles.
Erica

August 9, 2009 at 10:15 AM  

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Lynn's Best Owl from Ojai

 

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Girls' getaway to Ojai

Mike had to attend a conference in Pasadena, so Chris and our daughters decided to spend some time together at a spa in Ojai, California. One morning, they took a hike and the highlight was encountering an owl, probably a great horned owl.
Owl 

Owl 

Here's a photo of a Cooper's Hawk, a western bluebird (although it looks more like an eastern bluebird) and a butterfly.

Coopers Hawk 

Coopers Hawk 

Bluebird 

 

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should mention that the owl looks pissed because Lynn got too close for comfort and it had to make angry faces at her.

July 15, 2009 at 4:00 PM  
Anonymous Lynn said...

Owls just generally have disagreeable faces. That's why I get on with them so well. That and my proclivity for spitting up mouse bones.

July 17, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

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