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PIC OF THE WEEK: 11/04/12 • PREVIOUS WEEKNEXT WEEKALL 2012 PICS

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Eastern Screech Owl (Rufous morph)

(Latin)

Where: Virginia Beach, VA • False Cape State Park

Notes: This image was taken a couple of days ago on an adventure to False Cape State Park that was sponsored by Henrico County Parks and Recreation. The trip included wilderness hikes, local history, botany information, awesome seashell hunting and the option of owl calling. So, Saturday night the group decided to try a little owling. Within minutes, this little owl had responded to the whinny-like whistles of one of the trip leaders. This Rufous morph cutie flew in and landed right in from of us, only about ten feet away. It gave our entire clan an excellent view for several minutes, before returning to the Maritime Forest.

Few species bring back more fond childhood memories for me than this little owl. One of my first encounters with this pint sized bird of prey, left a lasting impression on me. In my pre-teen years, I liked to climb up and sit in the make-shift tree stand I had constructed. It was in the woods, down the street from the house I grew up in. The elevated vantage point placed me just above the sprouts of an expansive bamboo grove. There were several large deciduous trees, Privet Bushes, Honeysuckle and Wild Grape vines entwined in the Bamboo jungle. I would often go there in the late afternoon, before the Cardinals and White-throated Sparrows returned to the thicket to roost. I'd sit up there quietly to watch and listen to the wildlife. One such day, just as the daylight faded, I detected a slight movement directly across from my perch. I stared straight ahead at the bark of the Black Walnut Tree in front of me. It seemed to have moved? Suddenly, it came into focus; I was staring at two Gray morph Screech Owls. They were sitting on a Wild Grape vine that wrapped around the tree's trunk. The two Gray morphs had been snuggled up against the tree, perfectly camouflaged the whole time. Within a few minutes, a third owl flew into the scene. It was a Rufous morph, perhaps one of their parents? I remained motionless and watched in amazement. Wow, three of these little beauties, ten feet in front of me!

SEE: RECOGNITION - This photo WON BEST IN SHOW in The Virginia Living Museum's Fall Photo Contast

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Equipment: CaCanon EOS 20D • Canon 400mm f-5.6 Prime USM L Series Lens • Hand Held • Built in Flash

Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/125 second • Aperture = f-7.1 • Exposure Mode = Manual • Focus Mode: One Shot • Lens (Focal) Length = 400 mm • ISO = 400 • Flash = yes • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~12 Feet • Date Shot: 11-03-12

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