There’s a wise Great Horned Owl that has been returning to the same old tree in a Pennsylvania small town.
It’s like going to New York for an extended visit as this old tree is in the middle of town and now many people know of the Owl in the tree.
For at least the past two seasons, this owl has had an unlikely companion. A Eastern Gray squirrel has her nest just above the Owl’s nest. Being early spring, it was time to freshen the nest for the new season.
Up and down the tree the squirrel went. Returning with a mouthful of leaves she’d rush past the owl to tuck inside the tree. The owl would give her the sly eye thinking “You know..I eat squirrels for dinner.”
Companions in raising their young, a squirrel and an owl.
What a great story and wonderful shots 🙂 The squirrel with his leaves really made me chuckle!
I was so lucky to have seen it. She went up about four times within 10 minutes then stayed inside and didn’t come out. Thank you Sarah.
Oh what a treat 🙂 I just love magical moments like that when you get a deeper insight into the lives of the wildlife you’re watching.
It’s so true, and I think that’s why I love it so much. A hidden world, but yet right in front of our eyes. Thank you Sarah and have a great day.
My pleasure Emily!
Fabulous photos, such a fun and interesting story.
I was so surprised to see it Charlie. Thank you so much.
wow like a tale out of winnie the pooh 🙂
It is so awesome. I’ll be back when I return for my trip and hopefully the babies have hatched successfully
I hope so too! 🙂
How absolutely gorgeous and wonderful for you to capture them. They both blend into their environment so effortlessly. Companions of nature. I just love it.
So well said Miriam. Nature at its best. Thank you.
That’s truly amazing. Thanks for sharing this.
My pleasure Skip. Thank you
An amazing story and images, Emily. 😃
Thank you so much. So happy you enjoyed this pair.
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I’m sure the owl is up much past the squirrel’s bedtime 🙂 EXCELLENT STORY!!
You’re absolutely right Jonathan. Thanks for sharing.
What superb images! 👍👍👍
Can’t wait to get back after my trip to see her babies. Thank you Fatima.
Great catch there! Sometimes I think animals strike an accord with each other. 💗👍
The first time I’ve seen two unlikely species spending close time together like this. It’s awesome. Thank you.
Perfect, perfect, perfect – love all three shots. What a neat find!! The last one is priceless ~
Wonderful shots. I’m so jealous. I adore owls.