The barred owl was perched in the black willow tree overlooking the pond last week as Bear and I finished our walk. When I noticed the owl, I quickly steered Bear up a woodsy path in the direction of the house.
I had not carried my camera along for our walk/run, but I HAD left it on the porch. As soon as he was in the house, I slipped back to the pond with the camera and got a few photos.
The owl was patient for a while, but then he lifted off and swung back into the oaks between the pond and PFHQ. I followed him (on foot) and found him enjoying a preen as the trees around him shook and swayed in brisk winds.
I already had still shots, so I decided to shoot a little video, even though I knew it would most likely consist of staring, blinking, and looking.
Expecting little, I swung the camera up, braced against the nearest amiable tree, and began filming.
For a few seconds, it was just as I suspected ... staring, preening, blinking ... but with a neat breeze that whooshed the fresh green spring foliage and fluffed the owl's feathers.
Then out of nowhere ... ACTION!
And again ... ACTION in an owl video!
It's a cool little video, but Blogger video upload has not been cooperating at all for me lately.
FC does an end run around Blooger's foibles and loads the ACTION VIDEO INVOLVING AN OWL at Yo'Tubular!