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Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

Description:

Stumbled across this recently fledged Great Horned Owl chick. I saw the bird from behind at first (2nd photo) and immediately knew that I was in a for a treat. The bird wasn't particularly well hidden but hopefully it learns the art of stealth and camouflage soon.

Habitat:

Woods near large pond.

Notes:

Checked to see if any adults GHO were around, perhaps standing guard of their young, but I couldn't detect any.

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intrinsic3141
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intrinsic3141

Islip, New York, USA

Spotted on May 16, 2014
Submitted on May 16, 2014

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