Thursday, November 11, 2010

Three For Thursday

Look who we discovered, Randy and I while having a Bourbon on a perfect November night...

Otus Asio, Eastern Screech Owl
Isn't it sweet? The 2009 class of the Travis County Master Naturalists built boxes to be distributed around town...I brought several cedar boards from my old fence to recycle and we pulled the pattern off the internet.

It's been just over a year! He woke up tonight around 5:20 and came up to watch over our yard.

Wildlife Habitat...check!
By the way, birders...you've got 2 days to sign up for the Winter Bird Watch through the Cornell Orinthology Lab...check out this site: http://store.birds.cornell.edu/Project_FeederWatch_s/42.htm
Thanks to The Violet Fern for the suggestion!

Happy Gardening!

Photos by my daughter Autumn Kervella

14 comments:

The Violet Fern said...

Oh, how awesome. He? is just beautiful. I would love to host an owl. I used to hear them at my house in Maine. I know they are around here. Maybe a big box on top of that box elder stump ... hmmm. Where'd you get that plan? I feel another project coming on.

Hedrich said...

Love those pictures, Autumn! Very nice.

All we get in our owl house is SQUIRRELS!

ConsciousGardener said...

VF, I just "googled" screech owl box pattern. You need to put it at least 20 ft. high...I don't think a stump would work!

ConsciousGardener said...

Hedrich, we had squirrels for a year...don't give up hope!

Juliet said...

He (or she?) is fabulous. And you even gave your daughter a photo cred :)

Cindy, MCOK said...

I'm told we have owls on my culdesac. I need an owl box! This Rice University graduate thinks your owl was an excellent subject for Three for Thursday!

Tina Poe said...

Owls are awesome! I wish I had a tall trees to put up boxes, maybe my future house will have them.

Bob said...

Lucky you. I have them in the trees around the porch. They seem to be very tame nd you can get real close to them. They seem to really like the water and get in the shallowest of our ponds.

Side note; I know you don't go to the bloggers web site and you don't know this. I have a bunch of really good looking cedar stumps, big ones down to little ones. I got a couple for Philip and some of the others wanted them so I picked up about 15 while in a ranch working the other day. If you want any just let me know. Bob

YardFarm said...

Wow, I bet he's an awesome yard defender!

LindaCTG said...

How cute! I assume he/she "gets along" with the chickens?!

Dave Eames said...

I love your blog and neighborhood...especially the pursuit of beautiful creative expression and gardens. Here in my town (Lee's Summit, Mo.), we are working hard at bringing in the art component to our gardens and streets. Check out some of the sculptures and stuff that are now growing in our little artscape at www.fossilforge.com. Thanks and Let Art Play A Part!

Ron Mylar said...

If we start working in the garden then this happen many times and find many different types of the Animals in the garden. But they are looking great.

Ron Mylar said...

Conscious gardening is a right off the Line in central Austin, Texas. This is my perfect November night. Happy gardening.

Stone Art said...

Wow fantastic photos, we hardly ever see any owls over here in Ireland.