Handsome Herbert the Owlet
Watching Herbert this past week has been such a treat, and a privilege. He definitely was more undercover over the weekend with all the campers, and I was super sneaky about checking up on him. I would go early in the morning, and usually find him alone and hidden pretty good, or with mom hiding. Same thing in the evening. Finally by Sunday mid morning most everyone was gone and I found him more in the open again. He’s a smart owl, that’s for sure. I’m also pretty certain they recognize me and know I am not a threat.
When I saw him yesterday he was on this tall tree stump. Kind of a lot of branches, but it was nice to see him in the open again. He watched me, circle the tree trying to find a better vantage. This was so funny because he looked at me, then demurely raised his wing to cover part of his face.
I found the best place to observe him, and just sat on the ground enjoying watching him.