Yesterday I glanced out the window and saw something on the peak of the #1 greenhouse. I grabbed the binoculars and saw this:
At first I thought it might be a cat, but the binoculars revealed: AN OWL, a Great Horned Owl. How wonderful!
I took that picture with the telephoto lens all the way deployed. This next photo is just a blowup of the first one:
An owl is a very welcome visitor as they are good predators of mice. If you live rural, you do battle mice! We're glad Alberta is rat-free, so we don't have that problem. But especially at this time of year when the temperatures start to fall, mice try to get into the house and are looking for a cosy place to spend the winter. An owl is a real boon in terms of keeping down the mouse population!
WELCOME, OWL! Make yourself at home here.