That’s what I asked Terry Sunday evening. We’ve been home from our Texas adventures for a week and no birds. The feeders were overflowing with sunflower seeds but the only taker was a damn squirrel that had figured out how to get up the “squirrel-proof” pole. Damn squirrel.
Then I realized that the squirrels were “crying” which is what they do when there’s danger. And they’ve been doing a lot of that.
And then I saw the problem…
And this owl was shortly joined by a friend
These pictures don’t show how large these owls were. And they looked like they were discussing that cute little “tastes like chicken” pooch at my feet.
I believe that the two owls have been stalking our bird feeder for at least the past week. Maybe longer.
We have owls, hawks, ospreys and an occasional eagle in our back yard. I’m never too worried about Maggie. After all, she is a chunky monkey. But these two were very intent on staring at me and Maggie and didn’t leave until we went in. Then later I took Maggie out for her nightly stroll out the front door. And there were the owls. And they returned the next morning. So am I paranoid? Or are they after my dog?