Monday morning, as I was backing out of the driveway, I saw an owl sitting on our front sidewalk. If I hadn't been running late, I would have stopped and marveled for a while. As it happens, I WAS running late, (Bubba: "Go figure.") so I couldn't linger, but I did see that there was a second owl and they both flew up into one of our trees as I drove by.
Way cool. Like WHO (pun intended) gets to see owls that often?? Among people in the city, I mean.
We had a huge storm last evening and it rained into the night so this morning there was a big puddle on our front sidewalk. I heard some strange loud bird chirping and looked out the front window and there were the owls standing in the puddle, I don't know, drinking? Bathing? I watched as they hopped around a little and then they flew up into the tree again.
Yay! They seem to be staying. So now I am on a mission to get some photos. Yeah. It's not really working. BUT! I did get a short little video of them in the tree which I shall now post for your viewing pleasure.
In case you can't hear what I'm saying, we're naming them Hootie and Oliver. Plus, I KNOW you can't see them very well. It's better on my computer so you'll have to come over and watch it, sometime. But, just to orient your vision, the owls are just below that slanted branch. See? Riiiiight...THERE! And no, we don't live on an interstate, though judging by the noise in that video, you'd think we live directly next to I69!
Bubba wanted them to be Hootie and Blowfish, hence the name of this post. Blowfish was nixed. I win.
Updated to add: You can see the owls much better over at my flickr.