Friday, November 11, 2011

greenside wildlife #1- the owl and the fawn

Hope Valley, dogleg left, downhill par 4

The woodpecker is hard at work, rat-a-tat-tat, rat-a-tat-tat echoes through the hardwoods.
A Great Horned Owl swoops in and nestles on a low hanging limb 30 feet away. Our eyes meet, I can tell its not afraid, hoo-hoo-who are you? "Hello owl" I softly say, and slowly begin creeping toward him, or her, I couldn't say. Its stare was transfixed on me like cold-blooded laser beams staring me down, daring me with each step forward. Near in the distance at the woodland edge, a spotted fawn and it's mother watch cautiously. I pause for a moment wondering, then back away in awe, it was my turn to putt..

S.A. Peck
April, 2010

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