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Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

Description:

GHO owlet fledgling.

Habitat:

Ash tree forest

Notes:

This owlet had been fledged for less than a week when I observed him losing his balance and flipping over backwards. He hung upside down for over a minute when he let go of the branch and glided down to a branch below. Nothing hurt but his pride.

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64 Comments (1–25)

rams4d
rams4d 2 months ago

Nice picture

Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport 2 months ago

Thanks all for the nice comments! Arya, glad you liked the photo and thanks for your comment on your usage of the photo!

Arya
Arya 5 months ago

Just started a mission and used your photo as the main picture! http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/6818...

staccyh
staccyh 6 months ago

Great photo!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 7 months ago

A Masterpiece indeed. I agree Ava.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 months ago

This is still one of the most endearing pictures on PN.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 months ago

Brilliant... Beautiful pictures.... I love it, that's so cool :)

sanmiggums
sanmiggums 10 months ago

I know right

Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport a year ago

Susan, the mission the link takes me to does not appear to cover Washington state. Do you still want me to include this picture? Thanks for your comment!

misako
misako a year ago

cute!

I'd be honored if you'd include your photo in my Mission. Nice eyes.
I'm collecting eyes in my mission. Please consider posting this there. Thanks.
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1696...

Jakubko
Jakubko a year ago

Great spotting, Dennis! What a character! Congratulations on the honor!

Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport a year ago

Thank you, Satyen, Jill, and Mac!

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Congrats Dennis!

JillBlack
JillBlack a year ago

Congratulations Dennis

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen a year ago

Congratulations Dennis

Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport a year ago

I'm honored to be a runner up in 2012's bird category. Thank you everyone for your kind and generous comments!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner a year ago

Congratulations Dennis! Your shots of this beautiful bird are amazing :)

Congratulations Dennis! What a fun and beautiful series!

JamesFunk
JamesFunk a year ago

Terrific photos...Congrats!

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

Congratulations, Dennis; loved this when I first saw and still do! :-)

Congratulations Dennis :)

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh a year ago

Congratulations Dennis !

Oh, I see you've won runner up for Best of 2012/Birds. Congratulations! Good job!

Must have been raised by bats. lol
Beautiful picture. And what an unusual one at that.

Ridgefield, Washington, USA

Lat: 45.81, Long: -122.71

Spotted on May 2, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012

Reference

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