Lucky Peak: Finally some owls!

So we're finally catching the target species in our owl nets. After catching 1 Common Poorwill, 2 flying squirrels, and 3 longhorn beetles, the owls are beginning to trickle in. People have given me a lot of sympathy for having to live in a tent in the woods for 2 months, but I'm not really sure why. I get to see the sunrise and sunset everyday, I  have my choice of handling hawks or songbirds over morning coffee, and I am constantly surrounded by stunning views and intriguing western flora and fauna.
Flammulated Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl

Hopefully many more owls ahead of us.
Here are a couple more photos from the hawk trapping blind:
American Kestrel (Female)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Male)


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  2. "For wonder of his hwe men hade,
    Set in his semblaunt sene;
    He ferde as freke were fade,
    And oueral enker-grene."

    (Great wonder of his hue men had,
    seen in his appearance;
    He was a fearsome and frightening warrior,
    And all over bright green)

    -Sir Gawan and the Green Knight

    I applaud your title. Hooray for science/literary crossover!

    Lovely pictures. I'm glad you finally found some owls.


  3. The flammulated owl looks like someone tore the bark off a tree, cute though!

  4. So, I've finally caved and gotten myself one of these, which I guess makes Michelle the last holdout. Don't worry, though, I'm still the same curmudgeonly, above-it-all Nick you know and love. So instead of a journal, my blog is a comic. Haha, I just thought that might be more interesting to y'all than stories about my fairly uneventful life. Unlike my last webcomic, this one is an ongoing story, which will update three times a week as regularly as I can manage. Check it out:

    Oh, and it has birds in it. I know bird's aren't the only thing you like, but I just thought I'd mention it. You know, in case you cared.



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