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Northern Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) by mariyaolshevska Northern Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) by mariyaolshevska
Here are the Northern Spotted Owls or Strix occidentalis caurina (scientific name) that I've recently painted for the Losing Altitude :iconlosingaltitude: project - an upcoming book about threatened/endangered birds. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/LosingAltitud…

Learn about the owls themselves here: www.fws.gov/oregonfwo/Species/…

*See my blog for the artistic process: mariyaolshevskaexpressions.blo…

-Original size: 11 x 17.7"
-Materials: Waterproof coloured inks, watercolour, a tiny touch of microns, white gouache, and salt on 300 series Strathmore Vellum Bristol paper

Thanks for viewing :)
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PoshPegasus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Every year around June a group of owls come and spend a week in our yard. A mother and two or three chicks. They aren't spotted owls but the babies remind me of these. They come out every night and twitter to my geese who twitter back. It's adorable!
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mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's the cutest thing! Have you ever caught them on camera?
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PoshPegasus Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2014
No it's to dark for my camera to pick up anything which is a shame.  But it's fun to go out and watch anyway. 
The most fascinating thing about it that I've noticed is that the mother owl generally keeps her distance and its the juvenile owls  that sit on the lower branches above the goose pen twittering to my geese and its generally my goslings that are the ones that twitter back while my adult geese mostly stay out of it.  It's a kid thing I guess?! :)
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mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
How interesting! Maybe the adults just communicate telepathically, haha :)
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PoshPegasus Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2014
Maybe:D every year I practically die of cuteness overload seeing the new babies all talking to each other though. Baby owls and baby geese having a chat! TOO MUCH ADORABLENESS!
I imagine that the baby owls are calling to the goslings to come out and play and the gosling are calling back saying they want to but mom won't let them because she says its bed time! :)
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mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, great! :D
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mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute
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mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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