Feathers On Friday: Is Bubo Back Again?

Back in 2016, I posted photos of a great-horned owl looking at me from a palm tree outside my bathroom window. I named him Bubo, short for his fancy name which is ”Bubo Virginianus’. Apart from the two sightings four years ago, i haven’t seen him since, but this week I heard an unmistakable hooting coming from a palm tree in my backyard, “Hoo Hoo Hoooooo” he called, as distinct from Santa who says, “Ho Ho Hoooo”.

I’m sure it must be the same owl and he looks much more mature now. The oldest great-horned owls are known to have lived to twenty-six years. I love that wise, unflinching stare of his. I think he was telling me to hurry up and get the photo before his patience ran out. Ah yes, wisdom and patience is something we have all needed this year for sure.

Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable weekend.

70 comments on “Feathers On Friday: Is Bubo Back Again?

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  2. What an amazing shot, Sylvia. Of all the animals to have in your yard, this owl must be a favorite. I just love their calls and find them magical, almost spiritual in a way. Wise-looking, for sure. A fantastic (repeat) visitor to end the year in style and beauty. πŸ™‚

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  4. It is such a thrill to hear and see a great-horned owl. And how fortunate for you that Bubo came back and allowed a photo, Sylvia. Owls are great reminders of patience, and I thank you for sharing this great reminder.

  5. This is lovely story and I am sure he is Bubo. There is something in his looking eyes, as if he knows you and as if he says, hey I am here again! Beautiful words you added dear Slyvia, Thank you, Love, nia

  6. Oh, Sylvia – isn’t it wonderful to reconnect which Bubo. It is as if there was no time distance between the last visit and this visit. You have a friendship with nature, Sylvia – it is a gift that you share with us with care and compassion.

    • Yes, you’re so right, Rebecca. It seems like only yesterday since the last time i saw him. Just to update, I was sitting reading when I thought I heard a hooting again, faintly through the double glazing. We both went outside to investigate and saw two owls in the tree, so we now have a Bubo and a Bubette. πŸ™‚

  7. This is one very fine owl, Sylvia. And I know I’ve said it before, that’s one very special bathroom window, delivering so many visual treasures. Better than CS Lewis’s old wardrobe!

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