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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 a year ago

Nice picture

Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport a year 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 a year ago

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

staccyh
staccyh a year ago

Great photo!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah a year ago

A Masterpiece indeed. I agree Ava.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B a year ago

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

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 2 years ago

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

sanmiggums
sanmiggums 2 years ago

I know right

Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport 2 years 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 2 years 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...

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 2 years ago

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

Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport 2 years ago

Thank you, Satyen, Jill, and Mac!

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Congrats Dennis!

JillBlack
JillBlack 2 years ago

Congratulations Dennis

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 2 years ago

Congratulations Dennis

Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

Congratulations Dennis! What a fun and beautiful series!

JamesFunk
JamesFunk 2 years ago

Terrific photos...Congrats!

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

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

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Congratulations Dennis :)

RH
RH 2 years 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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