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He Was Kind To Me, Owl

I had given up on getting any kind of shot. I left him to hide, walked away, and had my phone out to text Ellen.

He Was Kind To Me, Owl
He Was Kind To Me, Owl

I caught his movement from the corner of my eye.

He Was Kind To Me, Owl
He Was Kind To Me, Owl

The Owl flew to probably the only open spot, between branches, for me to capture anything.

He Was Kind To Me, Owl
He Was Kind To Me, Owl
He Was Kind To Me, Owl
He Was Kind To Me, Owl

Grabbed these and continued on.

Note; from this angle you can see the shape of an old white bridge. This skirts the edge of the swamp pond and is a path that some visitors to the plantation walk. Rarely do visitors notice any activity here. At times Owls sit and watch as a tourist goes by. Owls make no sound with their wings and can slip by a visitor who has no idea what just happened.

Owl, Four Holes Swamp

A Barred Owl taken in the Francis Beidler Forest.

Owl, Four Holes Swamp
Owl, Four Holes Swamp

Beidler Forest is in the Four Holes Swamp.  This is the world’s largest virgin cypress-tupelo swamp forest. Trees here are over 1,000 years old and still standing.

Owls sit overhead watching for any movement down below. If they are not moving you will never know they are there.