The Owl and The Pedicure / La Lechuza y La Pedicura

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THIS IS MY third entry about our trip up the mountain. Although I didn’t return with a stone tablet (containing 10 more commandments), I do have one more day of photos to share. Thou shalt like (liketh?) what you see tomorrow. Today’s photos are all labeled. The Eurasian Eagle Owl was one of the last birds we met. By that time, we were almost completely immersed in fog.


ESTA ES MI tercera entrada sobre nuestro viaje a la montaña. Aunque no regresé con una tableta de piedra (que contiene 10 mandamientos más), tengo un día más de fotos para compartir. Te gustará lo que veas mañana (mi nuevo mandamiento). Las fotos de hoy están todas etiquetadas. El búho real euroasiático fue una de las últimas aves que conocimos. Para entonces, estábamos casi completamente inmersos en la niebla.

First in the fog, there was the Caracara who couldn’t figure out what the Griffon Vulture (yesterday’s post) had found so interesting.
Primera en la niebla, estaba la Caracara que no podía entender qué era tan interesante al Buitre Leonado (mi blog de ayer).

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

28 thoughts on “The Owl and The Pedicure / La Lechuza y La Pedicura”

  1. Mitchell, between you and Maddie, and your bird posts, I’m starting to take interest in what’s flying around me these days. I’ve been taking the crows and turkeys for granted.

    1. Deedles:
      Turkeys would be so cool to live near. I’ve seen them on my travels. I LOVE Maddie’s windowsill. Really miss having bird feeders. Our backyard in Connecticut looked like a giant aviary some days.

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      Hope you have a great Easter weekend. I had never seen an owl in nature until we started going on Owl Prowls with our local Audubon shop in Connecticut. We ended up getting tapes and would call them in ourselves with our boom box. Really exciting. We then had all the guide books telling us where to find them when we traveled. On one drive (still in Connecticut), Jerry was driving and I was reading the local birding book. I read: “Make a right onto the dirt road through the marsh. Look carefully. You might even see a long-eared owl.” And at that very moment, a long-eared owl flew across our path, seemingly in slow motion, and looked right into the car as it passed!

    1. Kirk:
      We’ve been lucky to have lived in places (and to have had an interest in birding) where we saw a lot of these in nature… and on our own property.

    1. anne marie:
      We used to see such a tremendous variety of birds in Connecticut, different variety in Southern California. Haven’t done the bird walks here, but need to.

    1. Cheapchick:
      We used to go out on at night in Connecticut specifically to find certain owls. We would play their calls on our own boom box and were always successful. It was amazing. In Santa Barbara, we had an owl living/nesting in a palm tree right outside our door!

    1. Susan:
      Sometimes, my connections (in my head) are so obscure or far-fetched that I have to either rewrite the post or the title.

    1. David:
      You’re not alone. There are even bleachers at the bird show reserved for those who are frightened. They’re off to the side and they don’t have the birds do fly overs (or close-ups) on that side. A LOT of people sat there.

    1. Bob:
      They’re all so fascinating. And you can possibly see where the imagery of ghosts came from when you see the faces of barn owls.

  2. The birds are so beautiful. Owls are adorable and I have always loved owls.
    We have several Hawks around this area.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. Parsnip:
      Jerry and I used to love to go birding, which began for us in Connecticut. We would got on “Owl Prowls” with a group from our local Audubon shop. Magical!

  3. Your opening line made me flash on Mel Brooks in “History of the World,” where he, as Moses, comes down the mountain with three stone tablets. “I bring you these fifteen…” then he drops and breaks one of the tablets. “Er, ten, yes TEN commandments…”

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I had completely forgotten that until you mentioned it, and I loved that scene. If it isn’t set to music, it doesn’t remain in my head!

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