by Diane Deming

Are owls really wise?  It seems so.

This owl just sat in the tree for a long time on a hot day last week, apparently deep in thought. I did appreciate his stillness in that it allowed me to get my tripod setup.  That helped tremendously.  The detail and sharpness is the best I have ever accomplished with my camera.

Photo: Diane Deming

In this video, the owl is just sitting, looking at me.  I believe this is one of the young owls pictured in an earlier story from this spring. It has all the markings of an adult, but seems to be curious about humans. I wonder what it thinks about us?  On this particular hot day it was just trying to find a cool place to rest and get some shut eye and perhaps that is the wisest thing it could be doing.