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greg1948

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Feb 1st, 2018 06:33 AM        

Watching tv the other night when I heard a dull thump from the area of our screened-in pool. Went out with the dog, and he immediately zeroed in on an intruder - a great horned owl. I saw torn up screen panels and figured out that the owl had crashed into the enclosure at one place and then tore up a couple more panels trying to get out. He was sitting on the branch of a potted tree next to the pool and let me approach within a couple of feet. Pretty cool, staring eye to eye with him. I opened the doors and went back inside. He found his way out. <br /> <br /> It was then I found his dinner next to the pool - a dead rabbit. He must have swooped down to grab the bunny and then miscalculated his trajectory. Now I'm waiting for the repair guy to see how much the owl's mistake will cost to fix.



damuniz

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She turned me into a newt!....
Feb 1st, 2018 07:06 AM        

Need to log in to Facebook to see the pic.<br /> <br /> I donât do facebook, but would love to see the pick.<br /> <br /> Sorry about your pool enclosure.



RKSTRAT

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Feb 1st, 2018 07:16 AM        

I don't use Facebook either :-).



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Feb 1st, 2018 07:26 AM        

Did you happen to throw the rabbit out to where the owl could easily retrieve it, and if so, did it take it? (No Facebook here, either.)



Taildragger

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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Feb 1st, 2018 09:27 AM        

Another no Facebook/owl fan guy, here. The Barn and Great Horned Owls around here are my staunch allies in the gopher wars.



Leftee

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Life makes a man tired.
Feb 1st, 2018 09:29 AM        

Anonther no facebooker



Blacksunshine

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Feb 1st, 2018 09:46 AM        

Dang, no Facebook either. <br /> <br /> <br /> I love owls. We had one living in our backyard for a few weeks. We felt really lucky, owls are pretty rare in this part of the big city.



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Pulu si bagumba!
Feb 1st, 2018 09:57 AM        

No facebook here too. Maybe we should start a facebook group for.. nevermind.



Chris Greene

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Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Feb 1st, 2018 09:58 AM        

Every year around this time we have some nesting Great Horned owls in our trees at FDP HQ. Very cool birds.<br /> <br /> And no FB here either.



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Feb 1st, 2018 10:12 AM        

I logged in to FB and I think you photo post is set to private. Only your friends can see it.<br /> <br /> Cool story. Sorry about the screens, oops!<br /> <br /> I have a road sign on a 4x4 post just outside my property. I heard a commotion out there one afternoon and saw a hawk having lunch, a smaller bird, on top of the post. He was just ripping it apart.



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Feb 1st, 2018 10:13 AM        

I have facebook and can't access it. Appears his page has restricted viewing to a private list.<br /> <br /> Edit: Hammond typed faster.



Leftee

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Life makes a man tired.
Feb 1st, 2018 10:14 AM        

Two of us almost got to see it.



greg1948

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Tbird Greg
Feb 1st, 2018 10:37 AM        

Ok, changed the post to "public", so it should be visible to anyone, including non-FB folks. <br /> <br /> BTW, my screen repair will be $115, much less than I expected. And I did leave the rabbit outside of the enclosure. Something had a free meal.



Gene from Tampa

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Feb 1st, 2018 10:51 AM        

Allow me to assist<br /> <br />



damuniz

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She turned me into a newt!....
Feb 1st, 2018 10:54 AM        

We have had Screech Owls visit us here the last couple of summers. Really enjoy all the wildlife we have nearby. We live less than a 1/4 mile from a huge wildlife preserve on the coast hear in South Jersey. The Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Reserve. Covers most of the coastal wetlands from around Barnegate to Cape May.<br /> <br /> Primary migration route. We see all kinds of birds around here. Love it.



damuniz

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She turned me into a newt!....
Feb 1st, 2018 01:03 PM        

That is cool, what a great shot.



Leftee

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Life makes a man tired.
Feb 1st, 2018 01:55 PM        

That is cool, aside from the damage.



Peegoo

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Feb 1st, 2018 07:47 PM        

I've heard of screech owls... but SCREEN owls?<br /> <br /> Weird.



RonC_Picker

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It's A Dry Heat
Feb 8th, 2018 09:19 PM        

They are very cool looking birds. Last summer a family of three visited us every evening.



NoSoapRadio

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CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Feb 9th, 2018 06:46 AM        

Owls are cool birds. <br /> <br /> Every year, a couple come down from the Arctic and winter at the beach near my house. These are large birds -- 4-5 foot wingspan. They mostly go after mice, but I've seen them kill and eat rabbits and once a hen Eider duck, which itself, is a very large bird.<br /> <br /> Here's a shot I got of a female a couple years ago.



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