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Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

Description:

Big, quiet, amazing.

Habitat:

Nesting in huge nest in dead tree. Also saw perched high up in large Australian Pine trees.

Notes:

We wondered if the little round thing in the picture when in the nest could have been a little owlet? The little round thing would pop up from time to time, and mama (daddy?) owl seemed to be leaning over it. But we didn't have a telescope and couldn't really tell. When we came back 30 mins later the pair had moved over to large pines nearby. One then swooped away to another large pine, absolutely silent. Favorite quote from my 5 year old daughter as we watched them and they watched us..."Daddy, did you know that I'm a little bit scared?"

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5 Comments

QuigCrew
QuigCrew 10 years ago

We thought it was a little owl. Hoping to go back this weekend with a telescope to try to confirm.

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

Wow is that a little owl in the nest? Precious!

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 10 years ago

Great catch!

QuigCrew
QuigCrew 10 years ago

we really wanted to think so....hoping to track down a telescope and go back again later this week to check it out.

jamerbean
jamerbean 10 years ago

How exciting to see their nest! I'd bet money on the round thing being a little owlet. :)

QuigCrew
Spotted by
QuigCrew

Satellite Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 13, 2011
Submitted on Mar 14, 2011

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