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Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

Notes:

There must be small chicks in the nest now. When I arrived, the owl was off the nest and a Great Blue Heron flew to the top of the tree adjacent to the nest, looking down on it. Just then the adult owl flew in, looked down inside the nest and laid down a lot higher in the nest than she was last week. Here's a little larger shot of this owl. http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/155...

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15 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

I bet it will be nice to get away from the snow! And you mean birds like this? ;) http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/313...

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Mostly I just want to get somewhere warm and away from the weather we've had in the northeast. There are a few life birds I'll be looking for: Bachman's Sparrow, Nanday Parakeet, Purple Swamphen and if the LaSagra's Flycatcher is still around.

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Have fun in Florida! Looking for anything specific?

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks venusflytrap. I'll be going back to the nest in a couple weeks. In a few days I'll be in Florida taking pics of wildlife.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

awesome capture tom, keep em comin!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

I think Fyn's Ermagerd is like my Oggle me Goggle -- a way of saying OMG without offending anyone ;)

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Fyn. I'm not sure what Ermagerd is, but I'll take it as a good thing:-)

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Ermagerd! Love it!

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks ZooBaby. I was pretty excited when I saw the owl flying into the nest:-)

Zanzibar
Zanzibar 7 years ago

That is just phenomenal!

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Neil and Emily. The owl took over one of the Great Blue Heron nests over a month ago. The herons just started coming back this week and don't look too pleased.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

What a beautiful owl Tom! Great spotting! Is the next an old heron nest? It looks huge!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

What a spotting!!! Great series, Tom.

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Ava.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Wow!

Tom15
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Tom15

Groton, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Mar 29, 2014
Submitted on Mar 29, 2014

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