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Thursday, June 6, 2013


On Sunday I was lucky to have a close encounter with a Great Horned owl
and then on Monday when I was walking in the woods,
I saw another one fly through the trees.
Next I heard a strange bird call that I didn't recognize and upon
further investigation, I realized there was a baby Great Horned
owl and this must have been it's mom looking for food
for the young one.
I didn't have my camera so Griff and I just sat by the creek below
the tree where the baby was perched and watched each other.
Wednesday I went for a morning walk with Norene and we spotted the
mom fly out from between the trees.
I knew her baby must be close and then...there it was!
Only about 10 feet above the path we were on
and THIS time I had my camera!!!
So here to share with you, this fuzzy
ball of feathers, just beginning to get it's 'horned' ear tufts...
How lucky is that?!
To glimpse this magnificant bird and it's young is truely a gift.


Meggs said...

Am melting! What an amazing creature!


Mary said...

Oh my goodness! What a wonderful thing to see. He's spectacular. :) I want to hug him. Of course, Mom wouldn't like that, would she? lol. Those talons of hers could rip me apart, and rightfully so if i tried to touch her baby. I'll just have to admire through your pics, which are marvelous, btw.