Seeing this owl – and its mate – made me so happy this past weekend. This is from the spot, some of you may recall, where the female was found deceased in the tree nest cavity last spring. Not long after, I saw that the male had already attracted another potential mate but in recent months, I had zero luck finding them. That changed last Friday when I spotted both of them (not sure which was which).
This one was in a relatively open spot, the other was well-buried. The three of us were enjoying some nice, quiet time. Unfortunately, we were interrupted by someone walking their monstrous dog off leash which then came bounding up to me. I ignored it, keeping watch on the owls’ reactions. They were not happy. I initially had a bit of a rant written from here on out about off-leash dogs and their owners that fail to keep them under control but I will bite my tongue. 😉