He took my breath away this evening... I was photographing a friend near a lovely little pond, and this guy flew into a nearby branch and stole the show. He seemed sleepy and winked at me a few times... such long dreamy eyelashes... I wish I could have captured them for you.
What is it about owls that leave us so much in awe? Is it because they are so rarely seen in daylight? Or is it because when they look at you with those great big intense eyes, it's as though they are peering right into the very depths of you?
He was a rare gift on this fine summer day. He must be an early riser.