Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Owl?

© Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

It looks like this particular heron was asleep in class the day they taught “Fear of Owls 101.”


Thanks to Cheri Lucas Rowlands and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Object. Cheri challenged us this week with the word “object.” In this photo, property owners had placed a “scarecrow” owl as a “fear object” to deter herons from their dock.

Thanks also to the kind folks at Wordless Saturday.


A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.

Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.

Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

© 2014 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron, Kayak Birding

Posted on February 1, 2014, in ardea herodias, Birds, Great Blue Heron, Humor, Nature Photography, Photography, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Saturday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. It looks like they are checking each other out. Perfect shot.

  2. My kids almost persuaded me to buy an owl like that this weekend – to keep the possums off the garden beds – looks like I saved some money!!


    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    • Good choice, Stewart! I’m not a fan of scarecrow owls, and our possums aree VERY smart, they wouldn’t fall for the owl. They have notoriously bad eyesight and unless the owl decoy was moving, they might not even notice it. Thanks for visiting and commenting again!

  3. A heron with a great sense of indifference.

  4. That’s funny. It’s like he’s thinking geez you need to do better than that!

  5. They know If it doesn’t move there is nothing to be afraid of!

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