My how big they have gotten! This not-so-little great horned owl owlet was stepping out from the nest and exploring its world this past weekend.
I’m not sure who was more surprised, me or it. I had expected to find it and its sibling still in the nest but as I walked by their tree, I found this one in the same tree but a good bit higher and out away from the home site.
While it still has a good bit of down on its chest and head, its back is showing its feathers coming in nicely. It won’t be long and it will be flying and moving out into the big world on its own.