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Great-horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

Notes:

Mother Great-Horned Owl and 3 week old chick.



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10 Comments

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 5 years ago

Thanks all!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 5 years ago

Ohhhhhhh...how on earth did I miss this one??? That's so sweet!! Great capture, Emily!

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Nice.

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

I see often birds of prey near highways..I wonder if nesting nearby is not a coincidence but has to do with road kills?

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Very nice spotting, Emily!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 5 years ago

Thanks Tom! It's always a treat to see these guys! For years they alluded me until I knew what to look for! This babe is about 3 weeks old. I have a nesting pair of GHOs near my house (way up in an old Red-tailed hawk nest) Their 3 chicks are already full grown, probably close to 8 weeks old!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 5 years ago

Thank you again Neil! Yes, Mama is very well camouflaged! I wish she had picked a safer nest, this one is near a pretty busy highway!

Tom15
Tom15 5 years ago

Nice one Emily! I hope to see a chick in the nest up here in another week or two.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Brilliant spotting, Emily. If not for the chick, most probably have missed it. Well done :-)

EmilyMarino
Spotted by
EmilyMarino

Lakewood, Colorado, USA

Lat: 39.71, Long: -105.09

Spotted on Mar 28, 2014
Submitted on Mar 30, 2014

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