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Owk in my Lake Ridge woods

While rummaging through my picture files to delete and organize them I came across this forgotten snapshot of an owl.

During the blizzard of 2010 I snapped this photo while sitting at my in-home office watching the snow pile up. Suddenly, this owl flew into the trees within about 30' of my sliding glass door. As you can see, his/her feathers are puffed to help keep warm. I think those are snowflakes on his/her head.


Lake Ridge is a unique subdivision in that 1,200 acres of the 4,400 acre subdivision is heavily wooded common area throughout. Additionally, the developer didn't bulldoze all the trees from the building sites. Unlike most development Lake Ridge homeowners didn't have to wait for trees to grow - Lake Ridge started out with mature foliage and a ready made zoo. I regulary see deer, fox, raccoons, possum, rabbits, skunks, chipmunks and, yes, an unending supply of squirrels. I also see just about every bird common to this part of Virginia and feed many of them.

Evenn though I live in the woods with animals all around I'm only a mile from the Lake Ridge Starbucks.










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Thats a great close up shot. Poor thing was probably cold out there 2 years ago. I guess they are use to it though.

Apr 11, 2012 01:35 PM #9
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Wayne  No question about it - Spring is here

Apr 11, 2012 02:25 PM #10
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Chris  We are both very lucky to be able to do that

Apr 11, 2012 02:26 PM #11
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Margie  It really is a tempation

Apr 11, 2012 02:28 PM #12
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Margaret  They are normally nocturnal so this was a rare treat

Apr 11, 2012 02:29 PM #13
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Peter  It is easy to make a great Lake Ridge video

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Rebecca  I hope I can do this even after I retire

Apr 11, 2012 02:31 PM #15
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Jeanne and Ralph  It is a rare treat for sure

Apr 11, 2012 02:32 PM #16
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Karen  Absolutely not  LOL

Apr 11, 2012 02:33 PM #17
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John  Survival was part of God's design plan

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What a beautiful bird.  Glad you found the photo and shared it with us.

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Hi Karen,

 This is a great owl photo. I love how you can see his yellow beak up close. Thanks for sharing.

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Kay  I certainly am glad I found it

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Kristin  I don't know how I "lost" the photo

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Beautiful shot Karen.  The poor thing does look pretty cold!

Apr 12, 2012 11:57 AM #23
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owl, wild birds

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beautiful photo Karen - thanks for sharing your reminder of winnter makes me appreciate spring more :)

sincerely,

grace

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Debra  Of course, God dressed it for the weather

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Debra  That is very kind - thank you

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Grace  We don't need another winter like that one

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