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My first Pygmy Owl

 
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Feb 01, 2015 11:38 |  #1

I finally had a chance to go look for the little Pygmy that has been wintering in our area yesterady. The light wasn't the greatest, but it was still fun to see; even given the name I was surprised at just *how* small these birds are.

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It was, also a bit chilly :) Thanks for stopping in and looking

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Feb 01, 2015 11:42 |  #2

Congrats and great find Eric, would be cool to see.


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Feb 01, 2015 13:05 |  #3

I'd love to see one of these. Great catch Eric! Well done.


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Feb 01, 2015 15:21 |  #4

budcam wrote in post #17410145 (external link)
Congrats and great find Eric, would be cool to see.

Grizz wrote in post #17410295 (external link)
I'd love to see one of these. Great catch Eric! Well done.

Thanks, Both! I've been seeing posts about this guy in the area for a few weeks now, but have been swamped at work; so it was great to get out there to find it.


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Feb 01, 2015 15:51 |  #5

Sweet shots Eric and congrats.


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Feb 01, 2015 21:42 as a reply to  @ 2n10's post |  #6

Thanks John! :)


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Feb 02, 2015 10:33 |  #7

Excellent work Eric.


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Feb 02, 2015 10:48 |  #8

Great shots Eric.


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Feb 02, 2015 12:15 |  #9

Nice "little" addition for you Eric and congrats on that!
I think the 3rd image shows this owl the best with his head turned towards you. You mentioned the size, how does it compare to say a Screech Owl?


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Feb 02, 2015 23:30 |  #10

Red Dexs wrote in post #17411719 (external link)
Excellent work Eric.


Peter2516 wrote in post #17411754 (external link)
Great shots Eric.


CamFan01 wrote in post #17411883 (external link)
Nice "little" addition for you Eric and congrats on that!
I think the 3rd image shows this owl the best with his head turned towards you. You mentioned the size, how does it compare to say a Screech Owl?

Thanks All!

@Steve: Much smaller, surprisingly. Roughly the size of a Gold-crowned Sparrow; in fact, if there hadn't been a couple of others watching it, I would have mistaken it FOR a sparrow initially.


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Feb 03, 2015 04:18 |  #11

Wonderful find and capture Eric.


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Feb 03, 2015 10:12 as a reply to  @ Lester Wareham's post |  #12

Thanks Lester!


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Feb 04, 2015 15:56 |  #13

Very cool. I love how puffy it is compared to the little tail. Also the muted color palette makes a very nice photo.


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Feb 04, 2015 21:09 |  #14

Very nice photos Eric. I need to get some shots of these guys.
If you think Pygmy are small you should come down and see the Elf Owls. They're the smallest owls in the world. About 2" smaller than the Pygmy. Crazy.

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Feb 05, 2015 00:13 |  #15

Janie wrote in post #17415423 (external link)
Very cool. I love how puffy it is compared to the little tail. Also the muted color palette makes a very nice photo.


jhayesvw wrote in post #17415833 (external link)
Very nice photos Eric. I need to get some shots of these guys.
If you think Pygmy are small you should come down and see the Elf Owls. They're the smallest owls in the world. About 2" smaller than the Pygmy. Crazy.

I have quite a few good shots of them.


Thanks Both!

@Jeremy: Wow...we can trade owls for a bit :D How do you even SEE one that small? :p


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