how lucky am I to live in a neighborhood with a pair of Great Horned Owls? If you were visually impaired here you would never have a problem knowing it was dusk. As reliable as any clock, every evening, just as the sun is setting, they appear from their daytime roosting positions and begin the night by hooting back and forth to each other. Tonight I finally took my camera on our nightly walk to capture these silhouettes of one owl on his favorite rooftop perch:
How cool is that? He almost looks like a finial sitting there, doesn't he? Except for that razor sharp talon sticking out on the right! This house has the perfect perch ~ a turret ~ which one owl sits on almost every single evening.
I tried to lighten the above photo but I don't think it has as great an impact as the first (darker) one. If I weren't so technically challenged, I would add sound to accompany the photos so you could hear the same beautiful serenade our neighborhood is fortunate to hear each evening. Maybe one of these days I'll be able to come back and add it.
Happy hunting tonight my winged friends. There's a feral cat around that might make a great meal... Just sayin'....