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Bared-Shanked Screech Owl

By Lillian  
This owl was taking a 'nap' while I was scouting around

Just could not believe I had come across him in daylight...had left my friends
finishing off their coffees while I ventured outside the restaurant for Hummingbirds...WOW!
I am really pleased that I spotted him...not often seen there in Costa Rica

V2 another view of him..V2 as no feet shown

Going to show off a favourite English bird tomorrow..then back to Costa Rica

Thanks for stopping by


Tags: General Bird Costa rica Wildlife and nature Bare-Shanked Screech Owl

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Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
22 Aug 2014 12:21PM
What a wonderful sighting, glad you had your camera at the ready.

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Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 12:39PM
Lovely coy expression in V1 Lillian, two excellent captures.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
22 Aug 2014 12:41PM
Two excellent shots. Lucky you spotted him Lillian.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
22 Aug 2014 1:03PM
He looks like I feel when I get up first thing in the morning! Two delightful, detailed captures, Lillian Smile
Trev Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
22 Aug 2014 1:17PM
What a super find Lillian !! Quite a handsome fella considering his uncomplimentary name Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
22 Aug 2014 1:33PM
Lucky to see this but your observations paid off !! Lillian. Good pair of images.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 1:33PM
Two superb images Lillian, fabulous detail and colours

JohnoP 12 2
22 Aug 2014 1:34PM
A real treasure Lillian! Two captivating images of this lovely Owl! Smile John
ade123 Plus
5 285 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 1:51PM
Two great images Lillian great timing of the shot and also finding the owl

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 2:06PM
Superb shots, Lillian.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Aug 2014 2:15PM
A super spot and captures, Lillian. Carol
22 Aug 2014 2:24PM
Beautiful captures, Lillian!
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 2:28PM
Not a night owl thenWink
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 2:42PM
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 2:42PM
2 super captures Lillian, well spottedSmile

ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 2:54PM
Very nice work..

22 Aug 2014 3:25PM
Superb images.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 3:44PM
Obviously heard that you were around Lillian - lucky you, and although his feet are hidden I do like V2 showing both those beautiful eyesSmile
two super shots lillian. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
22 Aug 2014 4:33PM
What a wonderful find Lillian. Two beautiful captures GrinGrin
V2 for me

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
22 Aug 2014 5:06PM
Something different every day from Costa Rica!
22 Aug 2014 5:08PM
What an excellent pair of captures Lillian. You did so well to spot this lovely Bird, and take such lovely pic's too.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Aug 2014 5:21PM
...and the moral to that story.... don't let your friend go outside with a camera before you finish your coffee WinkGrinGrin

Not only do you find them but you get the clear angle. Beautifully done, Lillian.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 5:23PM
.... and what big feet he does have
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 5:26PM
Lovely bird well caotured.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Aug 2014 5:37PM
Coy--- think he is flirting with you!
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 5:37PM
A beautiful shot of this handsome owl; love V1.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
22 Aug 2014 5:57PM
Great images LillianSmile
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 6:50PM
Well spotted Lillian, a cracking Owl shot
9 10 10 England
22 Aug 2014 6:57PM
A great owl capture Lillian - proves the point that you should always have a camera with you; and go looking instead of drinking coffee.GrinGrin
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
22 Aug 2014 7:18PM
Drinking coffee, they do not have your dedication Lillian, getting this image was the best cup of coffee you ever missed.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
22 Aug 2014 8:00PM
Lovely shot of this most unusual Owl Lillian. Well spotted.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
22 Aug 2014 8:23PM
This owl is carrying a heavy load of plumage Lillian - like the spiky beak guard.Smile
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 8:31PM
Ain't he cute and a lovely capture by you. Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 8:31PM
Had to go back a bit, missed a few, but have to say that your bird pictures have been a joy to view, Lillian.
22 Aug 2014 8:40PM
Only one eye to be seen, Lillian - but, it's most certainly on you!!!

22 Aug 2014 9:26PM
Two lovely shots Lillian. Cathy
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 9:34PM
Trust you to come across a nocturnal bird in broad daylight!!
Great eye detail Lillian.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
myrab 12 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 9:46PM
2 splendid images.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
23 Aug 2014 1:32AM
I wonder how many of us have missed a shot Lillian
by sitting somewhere supping coffee ?
Good shots.
23 Aug 2014 6:23AM
2 superb shots Lillian! Lou
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2014 7:51AM
Super shots LIllian, love the eye contact.

23 Aug 2014 8:01AM
Excellent captures Lillian,
Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2014 6:41PM
Two beautiful images, a treat to see. Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Aug 2014 9:08PM
It looks like this owl is keeping a firm eye on you Lillian, superbly seen and caught on camera

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