Today I took a walk to the ponds at Evergreen and started looking at the pines where the mother owl and her babies have been living. Today I brought binoculars and our little camera. I watched for a long time. At first, I could see the mama owl from one spot on the opposite side of the pond, and I could see the vague outline of a baby at another spot across the pond. I went back and forth a few times. Then, while I was watching the mama, she moved around, and flew down to a spot lower than where she had been. I was able to get this photo of her, but through the binoculars I could really see her eyes looking back at me. Then, she flew back up to another spot behind the branches and I could no longer see her.
There were so many other magical signs of bird life today. There were five baby geese. There was a male cardinal bringing seeds to a female cardinal. There was some kind of yellow color warbler. And then I saw a movement lower down the owl pine, and saw that there was the baby owl on a lower branch, hopping about, gradually making its way further up. Amazing once again that I was able to take its photo. I think I am turning into a birder.