Saturday Snapshot May 28: New Kids on the Block

A month ago I saw two newborns in the Owlington abode. Here’s one of them out and about; the other must be still sleeping:

Owlington baby

A curious fella:

Owlington 1

Scratching and preening:

Owlington baby scratching

Mrs. Owlington is always close by watching:

Mrs. Owlington

I’ve always thought the Owlington is the only owl family by the pond until I came across these new kids in another part of the hood. Three of them snuggled up against one another on that windy afternoon:

New Kid 3.jpg

No mama or papa around. Wait, not just three, there’s one more on another branch. This bro is all cool and aloof:

New Kid 4

The next day I went back there and saw li’l bro again. This time his style really shown through. Why wait for papa to bring back dinner? Fast food right here:

Can't wait

These are some of the pictures I’d taken in the past weeks. As spring slowly arrives and is here to stay, so are myriads of new lives, bursting out in the hood, some are new encounters for me. Stay tuned for more Nature Photography here on Ripple Effects.

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Arti

If she’s not birding by the Pond, Arti’s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

16 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot May 28: New Kids on the Block”

  1. Lovely photos – I always think baby owls look almost furry rather than feathered.. I noticed the Saturday Snapshot link wasn’t there, but I thought I would just leave the post I’d done!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Chris. I didn’t have the link up at first because Melinda had not posted her Sat. Snapshot page. She now has it up. Trust you’ve had a good time visiting your daughter. 😉

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  2. How wonderful for you, to have another family to track. I have some baby sparrows now, and at least one teenaged bluejay. They’re not nearly so exotic as your owls, but they’re fun, too. Like some others, I’m impressed by how furry the baby owls look. In the last photo, especially, it’s obvious how their patterns could help with camouflage. The similarity between the feathers and the branch is remarkable.

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  3. How lucky you are to have owls in your neighborhood! Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures – I love the expressions on their faces, especially the one in the second photo.

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  4. The birds are back and Arti’s got ’em! What wonderful photos! Baby still seems to have a bit of a downy head. And a new family! Oh, it will be such fun for you to follow them too! What joy! I’m glad you’re back on the beat sharing the natural wonders in your part of the world!

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