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Lincoln Hears a “Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo”


Well, owl be darned. Look hoo’s here. If it isn’t Einstein….

And he’s brought the whole hootin’ family. See them both in that tree?It’s not even completely daylight yet but he’s probably promised the junior professor some fresh squirrel for breakfast. Well, I’ve been told I’m a bit “fresh” but owl be darned if I’m going to be their breakfast.

These guys are sneaky. To be honest, they have me shaking in my boots. But I’m going to make a quick getaway into this woodpile. As if I give a hoot what they eat for breakfast … as long as it isn’t me, that is.

I’ll just scold them while you watch these videos. The little birds are a bit upset too this morning. No wonder! If you think the pictures are a bit shaky, that’s probably from my boots as I shiver until Einstein and the junior professor go away. Excuse me while I yell at them. “Why don’t you two professors go do something useful and go kill a rat?”

Author: wordsfromanneli

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38 thoughts on “Lincoln Hears a “Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo”

  1. That didn’t bode well for Lincoln, but I’m glad he got away into hiding.

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  2. Wow. That upset bird whistle/squawk says it all. Glad that Lincoln has lots of good places to take cover.
    Do you have apples on the side of the tree? Iโ€™m thinking the owls arenโ€™t interested in those!

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    • No, our fruit trees are on the other side of the yard. I think what you see is probably the red of the maple leaves starting to turn. The owls were interested in Lincoln because he has been stashing filberts just below the tree they were sitting in.

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  3. Great photos of Lincoln, Anneli! The owl is such a beautiful bird. ๐Ÿฅฐ


  4. Great photos of Lincoln, Anneli! The owl is such a beautiful bird. ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  5. Wow. Great pictures, Anneli. Lincoln better be careful. We hear owls all the time but rarely do we see them so close. Love it.

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  6. Poor Lincoln! Maybe you need to invite him into your attic!

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  7. Fantastic videos- and pictures! Owls are beautiful birds but so are the squirrels. I hope the squirrels are smart and hold off stashing food for the winter till the owls are getting bored in your yard!


    • I found myself looking out the window many times, hoping they would not make it too obvious what they’re doing and where they are working. I love the owls too but I’d be upset if I saw one killing Lincoln.


  8. I can’t believe you have an owl in your backyard. One more reason to drop in for a visit.

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  9. Wow, those are such amazing photos. The videos are great as well. I hope Lincoln stays undercover until they leave.

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  10. Owls are so cool, but I sure hope Lincoln stays safe.

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  11. Oh – awesome! Hopefully Lincoln has learned all the squirrel lore about keeping away from them.

    But what a stunning sight!

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  12. Amazing!! I’m glad Lincoln is safe, but YOU’RE SO LUCKY! TWO OWLS!!!!

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  13. Great photos of Lincoln and also the owl. They are hard to get.

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  14. Handsome owl. Everyone has to eat but I hope Lincoln continues to elude it!

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