Wednesday, June 18, 2014

African Scops owl

I've posted about the African Scops Owl which roosts in a tree just below our front garden gate. Two weeks ago, Amanda told me that her husband, Andre had seen a small owl in their garden.It turned out to be an African Scops Owl! 

On Sunday I took photos of the Hedges African Scops Owl and then we drove to Andre and Amanda Stoop's house. They showed us where the owl was roosting (like "our" owl, it was also very well camouflaged) and I took several photos.
African Scops Owl (Hedges territory)
African Scops Owl (Stoop garden area)

This African Scops Owl seems to be a bit younger than ours; it also keeps its (quite squint) eyes open most of the day!

I'm linking my post today to Wild Bird Wednesday which you can access by clicking here

10 comments:

  1. Hi Jo That is a beautiful Owl and it blends in so well with its surroundings

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  2. It must be great having him nest there by you. Not everybody likes owls but they have a certain kind of fascination to them

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  3. Wow JO, what an awesome sighting.. Gorgeous owl! I love seeing any kind of owl.. Great photos.. Have a happy day!

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  4. beautiful, i've never seen one like this. TFS

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  5. just an amazing looking bird! :)

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  6. Wow, wonderful photos, I was searching the Scops Owl in different countries many times and without success.

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  7. He's a very "different" kind of owl...I've never seen one before even in pictures. Thanks so much for sharing these awesome photos!

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  8. What a strange and cool looking owl! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I have never seen such kind of owl. thank you sir for posting such a great pics...

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