Monday, September 21, 2009

more owls

Two nights ago, I (again) sat in a meadow at sunset, and saw three owls circle around me. I was with a small team of students, and we all basically said: "Golly, this is cool!" This time there was nothing (that I know of) that might have been a trigger. No talk of God or my mother's mortality.

For reasons unknown, I have seen a lot of owls this summer. I spend a lot of time outside in terrain with owls, and this undoubtedly adds to my ability to see owls - but SO many?Am I making too much out of something that might be perfectly mundane?

My question to anyone out there: Has anyone ever seen adult owls in groups of three (or five)?

More owl stories here & here.

One more story: About 5 years ago I saw two Barred owls in the mountains near my house. They followed me at sun set as I walked along a trail. They would fly to a tree, watch me pass by, and then fly to the next tree and continue watching me as I walked along my path.


Anonymous said...

I've seen owls... but never more than one at a time.

Red Pill Junkie said...

Maybe you should just change your aftershave? :-P

Peter Bernard said...

I've never seen an owl in the wild, but I live in Manhattan!

I enjoy your blog.

Liza said...

Stuck my head out the door last night at around 2am while letting the dogs out, and heard that familiar call. I've heard that call a few times this past while at around the same time of night but haven't seen anything though.

Mike Clelland! said...

I lived in Manhattan for 10 years, and I saw lots of owls. I would see them perched on the ledges of buildings.

Alas, they were all plastic.

Peter Bernard said...

HAHA oh yeah I see the PLASTIC ones hahaha.

I also have been inspired by your blog to try to remember my dreams again, which I have not done for years. I don't sleep outside when I do this, however, as people might step on me or the cops might haul me in.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

If owls are messengers, then whatever the message is with that sighting of 3 should be especially important. We have burrowing owls in Floria, with which I've had several experiences, but never with more than one at a time.

Brizdaz said...

I hear owls quite often outside my house at night,but rarely catch site of any.
Crows to me are like owls to you,they're always around me,but rarely more than two at a time.

Maybe they just see me as a future meal.-)