Owl faking sleep, guarding young

 
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saw this parent Great Horned Owl yesterday, in the wild, basking in the sunshine. Probably the mother owl, as she was quite big. This one's colouring is very dark this year. The new baby owls were in the nest in a hollow tree closeby. A bit too high to get pics of the babies, and too dark inside the hollow tree. Looked like 2 babies, quite small still.
She was preening herself a lot while we watched, then pretended to sleep, but when several people stood below the "nest tree" she sure became alert, so we moved away.

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Guest - May 03, 2005 02:29 PM EDT
have just found all these nice comments, thanks Carol, Alex, Alex D, Joan, Tam, Vicki, Austin, Les and Hazelnut. my gosh, that's the most comments I had all at once : )
Guest - Apr 19, 2005 07:00 PM EDT
Your owl pictures would make even Audubon jealous,excellent.
Guest - Apr 19, 2005 05:28 PM EDT
Another great photo. Well done Alandra
Guest - Apr 19, 2005 05:21 AM EDT
They are such lovely birds. Great shot.
Guest - Apr 18, 2005 08:43 PM EDT
Lucky you, Alandra to be able to see the nest too! Super shot
Guest - Apr 18, 2005 07:35 PM EDT
excellent shot of the owl as usual. T
Guest - Apr 18, 2005 07:21 PM EDT
Terrific picture ...
Guest - Apr 18, 2005 05:09 PM EDT
Great shot of the owl. It looks stunning.
Guest - Apr 18, 2005 02:52 PM EDT
Great picture of Owl!!! Carol
Guest - Apr 18, 2005 02:40 PM EDT
Now, thats a WOW!!, a wicked good shot.
Guest - Apr 18, 2005 02:31 PM EDT
many thanks, Karen. Was just thrilled yesterday when I suddenly caught sight of this one, just "above" where we wandered, hoping to see some. I hadn't been to that area to walk our dogs for several weeks, so was just guessing that maybe some baby owls might be "around" by now. and sure enough they are : ) we'll be going there more often again now! like every day.
Guest - Apr 18, 2005 02:12 PM EDT
You have the most incredible owl pictures! Wow!

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