Awesome bird! Congratulations!
Great sighting, Bob. You must have been thrilled. Unlike some other things in life the first sighting of a bird is always the best!
Yes David, I was honoured by seeing it, pity it was long away.
Wow! The face!
OMG--what an atmospheric and beautiful series of images! I so love your work, Bob, and I love how the days and images change with weather, circumstance and chance. Thank you for showing this owl in repose.
Thanks Dawn, and thanks for that you love my work, I am humbled.
Fantastic bird. I've seen a couple of times this owl.
Hola Bob,toda una gran suerte de fotografiar a esta dificil rapaz ver en plena naturaleza,buenas fotos.Un saludo.
Amazing bird. You were really lucky.
Thanks Matti, I was lucky.
WHAT a beauty. Seeing it (even from a distance) must have made your day.
Yes EC, it made my day.
Hi Bob,Brilliant, what a wonderful bird to see for the first time, they are such a fascinating bird to watch, they have such beautiful eyes.I was watching two on Thursday afternoon but they were much to far away to even think of taking an image.Brilliant set of images.All the best, John
Nice captures Bob of a lovely bird.
Cheers Marc, it could have been a bit closer.
I want a pet owl!
Hello Bob, congrats on your owl sighting. It is beautiful, great series of photo. Happy weekend!
My friend Bob,This post of yours is so, so interesting and so real. My son says that your look and your hand are magic.Warmest greetings my friend.
Hi Bob, stopping back to say thanks for linking up. I love your owl and your photos. Enjoy your day!
Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!
Wow, this is incredible, you must have been so excited! Great shots Bob, so gorgeous! Greetings! :-)
Look at that beautiful face! So happy for you to see one...hope I see some kind of owl this year! It's always my dream! Enjoy your weekend!
What an amazing bird!
Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog. With thanks to Anni at I'd Rather B Birdin' for the ID, I think the hawk is a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatusHope you are having a great weekend!
Owls are magnificent. Nice job
These are wonderful shots, Bob. I particularly like the fact that you are showing the bird in its environment. Sometimes it's good to see this, rather than a close-up portrait of the bird. The fact that this was your first makes it even more special, and I'm so pleased that you managed to photograph it so well. I can fully imagine how excited you must be! My very best wishes to you for the week ahead - - - Richard
Yes Richard, I was thrilled at see one there. Actually, there are three of them. Thanks.
She was worth cropping for.
What a gorgeous looking owl, I liked your photographs.All the best Jan
Oh he's beautiful, very great meeting Bob, with very good pictures, well done.
Beautiful owl :)
Bob - congratulations on finding a new bird for your list. And what a bird it is! Gorgeous!
Beautiful! Have a nice week Bob
Hi Bob,WOW ! Fantastic Owl ald Beautifully captured!Warm greetings,Maria