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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:43 PM

Who is in this tree?



tweeted by, US Dept of Interior ‏@Interior

Camouflage is an amazing thing in the wild. Can you spot what's sitting in this tree? pic.twitter.com/UpQuwQmF






*winner*

John Kivikoski ‏@JohnKivikoski
@Interior Eastern Screech Owl, gray phase in, maybe, a Shagbark Hickory...

pic: http://www.audubonbirds.org/species/Birds/Eastern-Screech-Owl.html

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bigtree Feb 2013 OP
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #1
bigtree Feb 2013 #4
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #2
Motown_Johnny Feb 2013 #3
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #5
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #6
CrispyQ Feb 2013 #13
patrice Feb 2013 #7
bigtree Feb 2013 #8
patrice Feb 2013 #11
patrice Feb 2013 #12
1-Old-Man Feb 2013 #9
bigtree Feb 2013 #10
petronius Feb 2013 #14
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bigtree Feb 2013 #15

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:46 PM

1. Owls are some of my favorite birds. I saw a burrowing owl once, sitting on a

fencepost, and it was a huge thrill for this dorky gal.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:51 PM

4. came face to face with a snowy white some years ago when passing through a stand of evergreens

. . . woke it up; got to watch it slowly turn and fly away low across the clearing.

I love the varieties of species of owl and that they're related to the hawk.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:46 PM

2. I think I see a squirrel

but maybe not

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:50 PM

3. the tree appears to have "eyes". In between them is an owl

as if it were the bridge of the nose.

Once you see the ears it becomes easier. You can't see the feet because it is behind a part of the tree.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:53 PM

5. Yeah, but that owl looks like a squirrel to me

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:56 PM

6. I thought it would be

Jesus.

Oh well, off to make some toast.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:54 PM

13. ~lol.

Toast.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:59 PM

7. Who is in that tree.

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Response to patrice (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:01 PM

8. who


. . . indeed.


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Response to bigtree (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:21 PM

11. Hearts for Who & his Bigtree!

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Response to bigtree (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:40 PM

12. oh! & for Rabbit too, so let's make those hearts red!

Namaste!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:04 PM

9. Damn! How did that rabbit get up in that tree?

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:07 PM

10. I think

. . . that old screech owl must've invited it over for dinner.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:59 PM

14. Great picture! SoCalDem had a thread a few weeks back with some other examples:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022215939

I never fully realized how well camouflaged owls really are - guess that's why I never manage to see them...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 04:59 PM

15. .

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