Saturday 24 March 2012

The curious

Coming towards the end of our day, we had a couple of birds who were very interested to see what we were up to. 

At first glance, this little scops owl appeared to be asleep, but then the huge, round, orange eyes opened wide.

He looks very friendly and his small stature makes him seem as though he would be vulnerable in his native Asian lowlands, but this little fellow can puff up his feathers to make himself look triple his current size.

This goose was just hoping for food!


  1. What an unusual photo of a goose! Well done!

  2. awwwwwwwwwwwwwww, quite fabulous
    I am an owl person so I love that phot but the goose is so funny.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. I don't think I've every seen a goose from that angle before! I love the owl photo:)

  4. That owl looks a bit thinnish. Would love to see it all puffed up.

    That goose? Fantastic shot, H! You captured a moment that's both hysterical and yearning.

  5. Owls always make me think of my cat Rosie ! she also has these round eyes and looks sometimes like an owl, lol

  6. Two most eye catching photos, and I found the goose particularly good, because I've so often taken pictures of ducks and geese myself and never managed to get anything so original and interesting.

  7. Not ofter you get to see an owl this close