Baby Great Horned Owls April 2009, testing wings

 
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baby Great Horned Owls at a park near us, very high up in a cottonwood tree. Note the gorgeous huge wings! These 2 have not left the branch close to the nest yet, but there is one more who has just fledged, and it was in a nearby tree, higher up. When we got there today, the mother owl was with these 2, but shortly after she flew over to be closer to the other baby who had just flown for the first time.

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alandrapal - May 09, 2009 09:47 PM EDT
went there again yesterday, but no sign of any of the owls.
alandrapal - May 05, 2009 03:15 AM EDT
Hi Chriss, many thanks, am happy you like it. My pleasure to be able to share it here.
chriss35 - May 01, 2009 03:24 AM EDT
Alandra, A lovely image you were able to capture well done, and many thanks for sharing Chriss:)
alandrapal - May 01, 2009 12:30 AM EDT
thankyou everyone, for the nice comments, my goodness, was surprised to get so many! thanks to Susan in New Zealand, Mary S, Karen, Julie,Linda, Alan,Alex/Whittler, Carol & Beverly. All appreciated, and gald you enjoyed the photo. Lucky I captured that yesterday, as we went back there again today, and these 3 owlets had fledged, - we only saw one of them waaaay high in the other cottonwood, where one was yesterday, and the adult was there in that same tree. Maybe these 2 were out with the other parent for flying lessons :)
Susan - Apr 30, 2009 10:02 PM EDT
This is beautiful picture, lovely with the yellow leaves on the dark branches of the tree, very effective.
Karen Moen - Apr 30, 2009 05:49 PM EDT
What an amzing sight for you to witness. Thanks for sharing their story with us.
LRusinko - Apr 30, 2009 05:43 PM EDT
Great capture Alandra! Linda R
bubbalinn - Apr 30, 2009 04:54 PM EDT
What a great photo! You caught a great moment in time. Along with the beautiful new wings being tested, you can even see the tail being operated :)
marysham - Apr 30, 2009 01:08 PM EDT
Beaufitul capture Alandra.
JulieMetott - Apr 30, 2009 10:15 AM EDT
That is a unique shot, great job!
whittler113 - Apr 30, 2009 08:28 AM EDT
WOW!! great shot.
talsi - Apr 30, 2009 07:55 AM EDT
Nice find and capture
shutterbug - Apr 30, 2009 05:49 AM EDT
Wonderful photo,Thanks for sharing. Carol

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