Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Great horned Owl

This guy was camped in a Ponderosa Pine in the back yard. As you can tell by his tufts, the wind was howling! He paid no attention to me or the dogs. Just eyes closed hunkered down in the tree. They are so awesome looking. He can stick around as long as he doesn't take too many of my quail! :)


The one eye glance..hahaha


Its cold and windy out here!



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21 comments:

  1. He's a beauty! I don't think I've seen one in the wild. Really great close-up shots.

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  2. I think it is very cool you saw this owl in your yard. Great sighting and photos.. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. He's beautiful. I got good close-up photos of an owl at our trench silo a few years ago. We think he must have been injured, since he didn't try to fly away. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. A good find, I had one over a woodchuck den for weeks.

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  5. Lucky you had your camera with you, Cheri. Or the owl stayed in place as you ran to get your camera.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. C! I hope you have a fabulous day.

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  6. Very cool! Great Horned Owls are ferocious hunters- we had one here that killed a Barn Owl. I always bring my cats in at night, we have several species of owls and hawks here.

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  7. Your quail will be fine but you may lose a few mice. Awesome photos.

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  8. These are wonderful images Cheri. He's a beautiful owl.

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  9. You got some marvelous images. We had one in our yard a couple of weeks ago, and it was quite difficult to see it let alone take photos, but I tried!

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  10. Ours are back also...I'll have to keep looking up in the trees to see if I can get a shot of one of them...wind..sigh...it will be heading out way.

    Linda
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  11. Looks a bit chilly up there in the tree! Great shots!

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  12. Oh, my. Aren't they the most magnificent things??

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  13. Cracking bird - I think I'd trade a few quail for one of these!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  14. Wonderful pictures. We aren't so lucky to see them, we had a pair out in our woods but no camera at the time :-(

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  15. Awesome shots! He does look cold!

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  16. What an awesome owl, and the quail in your yard are awesome too! Quite fun!

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