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Great Horned Owl ~ Bubo virginianus

Bubo virginianus


A BIG Owl! common all over the North America. Eats whatever it wants! raccoons, Great Blue Heron's squirrels, Cats !! other owls. Blends in very well.


Can be found most anywhere from City scapes to scrubby backwoods. This Owl was found along the Clark's Fork River at the Convergence of the Yellowstone a new little wildlife reserve called Sundance Lodge Recreation ~ it has an Indian name that i missplaced :(


i had passed by it on this new trail giving access to the Clark's Fork R. when i heard a Woodpecker probably a Downey but possibly a i focused in on the woodpecker the action no doubt startled the GHO and it took off about 20 yards ~ giving me a some nice poses as it must have found the interaction of model and photographer mildly amusing. Pretty exciting really.

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birdlady6000 9 years ago

Love it!

Hema 9 years ago

lucky sighting and lucky catch!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Pretty big bird William. Thanks for the info.

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Billings, Montana, USA

Spotted on Sep 25, 2011
Submitted on Sep 29, 2011

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