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Little owlets take in the morning sun

They aren’t ready for flight yet but that doesn’t mean they are sticking to the nest. Well, at least one of the two at this site has decided to move around a bit.

This was my first visit to this nest, a tip provided to me by my friend, Patrick, led me here. The nest is well concealed, especially now that the trees are leafing out, so it was tough to get a clear angle on them last weekend.

One owlet was a few feet away from the nest, watching folks walk by on the nearby trail. The other stayed in the home but was definitely keeping watch as well.

It will be a couple of weeks before they are ready for flight but between now and then, they will continue to get braver and climb around the nest tree.

A Great Horned Owl owlet that has branched out from the nest stares at the camera. (© Tony’s Takes)

A Great Horned Owl owlet that has branched out from the nest stares at the camera. (© Tony’s Takes)

A Great Horned Owl keeps close watch from the safety of the nest. (© Tony’s Takes)

A Great Horned Owl keeps close watch from the safety of the nest. (© Tony’s Takes)

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