Little Owl

On this bird-spotting day Karen happened to be driving us up a side road when she slammed on the breaks and yelled 'Look! An owl!' Since I had my camera sitting on my lap cocked and ready, I whipped it up and whacked off four good shots straight between the owly eyes before he flew away. Magnificent results from a great team effort!

The following day we returned to the owl site and found a parent and a baby owl looking cute. Another flurry of shutter-clicking recorded them for posterity. These birds, along with others, were spotted on the back roads between Bannockburn and Hawksburn Station, so think of rolling hill farm country, irrigation channels with random bunches of shady willow and pine trees.

About to take flight.