This morning, Smokie was out on the porch, freaking out more than normal.
She tends to bark in the early dawn hours at just about anything that moves.
She was facing my neighbor's house, so I was sure she was barking at deer. Upon closer inspection, I noticed she was looking up.
Through the fog, I saw what all the fuss was about. Not one Great Horned owl, but two!
They were sitting on my neighbor's roof like two gargoyles--one on either end.
I rushed inside to get my camera. I knew I'd just be taking a picture of a shadow. It was only 7am and it was foggy. Still, I had to try. No pesky branches to get in the way of my shot.
Of course, by the time I got the camera to focus in the dark, one owl had lifted off.
Too much commotion, I guess.
This one stayed for a couple shots and then was off as well.
Despite not getting pictures, I am thrilled. I saw two!
The last time I saw one, it was calling, but got no reply (that I could hear).
I'm hoping there is a nest nearby.