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Scotty_P
01-16-2010, 08:11 PM
It was a very nice day today so I headed over to a little marsh that is a short walk from my house. There was nothing around when I first got there but after about 15mins of waiting a pissed off group of chickadees announced the arrival of this little owl, he was no bigger than a sparrow. I looked it up on the web and I think he is a Northern Pygmy Owl, I felt very lucky to have gotten some pictures of him.

the marsh
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http://lh5.ggpht.com/_4T4GC3ehbHE/S1JdcynTJKI/AAAAAAAAAkw/S921_aCeufI/s800/birds_jan_2010_169.JPG





cropppp
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_4T4GC3ehbHE/S1JehyABJXI/AAAAAAAAAk4/RNHgj822BZg/s800/crop2.jpg

Bambi
01-16-2010, 08:14 PM
He is adorable!!! I spent 2 minutes searching the first picture for him :laugh:

too bad you couldn't have snuck up a little closer :)

casil403
01-16-2010, 08:17 PM
Cute little fella :)

Mad Aussie
01-16-2010, 08:30 PM
Cool!

Iguanasan
01-16-2010, 11:27 PM
He is a cutie. I also spent a couple of minutes scanning "the marsh" shot looking for him :headslap:

Scotty_P
01-17-2010, 12:50 AM
He is adorable!!! I spent 2 minutes searching the first picture for him :laugh:

too bad you couldn't have snuck up a little closer :)

Haha, sorry for the first "trick" image. I was actually pretty close, with a 200mm f5.6 lens, sure makes you want a nice 300mm f2. I was straining to keep my iso low to keep out the noise. More stuff to buy :)

JAS_Photo
01-17-2010, 02:31 AM
He is a purdy little guy!

MoinMoin
01-17-2010, 11:35 AM
I spent 2 minutes searching the first picture for him
I did the same! :D

This little feller ist very, very cute! Wasn't there a similar owl in the Harry Potter books?