Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Spotted Eagle-Owl

Yesterday I had the most incredible surprise photo opportunity in a least expected place. We were in the city (this time Grant had business to attend to) and our last shopping stop was at a chain drugstore, Dischem. While I paid for the items (I was using points and e-bucks), Rina went outside for a smoke. When I walked out, she told me to look up above the door frame. 

There was a Spotted Eagle-Owl catching its nap. You can see this is this bird's regular spot because of the white splashed on the steel girders. I dashed to the car, grabbed my camera and came back to take photos, many of them! 
The owl opened a beady eye when it saw a lady snapping away below

Shoppers were entering and leaving the shop, yet the owl continued to sleep above

I'm linking my post to Wild Bird Wednesday here

Happy Wednesday to you all!


  1. What a terrific opportunity, Jo, and you did indeed make the most of it!! Wonderful captures and a handsome bird he is!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Amazing!Love his bright beady eye checking you out.

  3. wow, i would die of joy finding one like that. i have never seen an owl in the wild but once way up in a tree and 2 in the dark. never where i could really SEE it...

  4. Hello Jo, what an awesome Owl sighting. It is neat that is was so close to the store and people. Great photos and thanks to Rina for the spotting. Have a happy day!

  5. Great sighting and captures.

  6. What a lovely blog, and lucky capture!

    ALOHA, Friend


  7. I perfect example of why you should never leave home without a camera! Nice shots.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  8. Birds do occasionally choose the weirdest places to hang out. I guess it wasn't too far from a regular hunting location. Dry and warm too?


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