Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Great Horned Owlet

Great Horned Owl in a nearby pine tree. Not sure if male or female. I could not get close enough to tell. I am thinking it is the male though.

This is the momma owl watching closely over her owlet.


I was so excited today to see this little owlet up close and personal after I noticed his mother in an oak tree. She was calling to him and I took a look around and found him sitting on a low branch. He seemed fine so I was happy(-: I am very happy to know that they were so close to me this whole time and I never saw them. They were nesting in a few trees over from the pine tree where they were last year. I have been looking for them but have not found their nest until now(-: I see and hear them every night though. I actually thought they were nesting out of my area. So funny how sneaky they are.


The Japanese Redneck said...

That is so very cool. We only get to hear them. Hardly ever see them and never seen them nesting.

ferne said...

How precious! I can't believe you got that close.

Brighid said...

We have three Great Horned owlets in a nest by the house. They are a "hoot" to watch. Their mom is kept very busy feeding such a brood.

Lola said...

Aaawwww, that baby is so cute. Glad you had them close. Hopefully they all will stay around.
Hope you are doing ok.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Cindee girl : ) I haven't been here in ages (sorry about that .. dealing with busy things here)
OMG !! Do you know how lucky you ARE girl ! I would so love to hear let alone see these gorgeous creatures : ) I would be in heaven hearing owls ans frogs !!
The baby is so darn cute and the mom is a beauty, you took awesome pictures girl !!
Joy : )

Jennifer said...

what a beauty! Jennifer