Don’t mess with mama might be the message this ?#?owl? was sending me back in April. With its nest nearby and a bunch of young ones to guard, she didn’t look like she was in the mood for pictures.
Those incredible talons and the blood leftover from a recent kill on her feet and face drove the point home. She was indeed a good mom as she fledged four owlets from that nest this year. Hopefully she will return this year and be just as successful. Taken in Commerce City, Colorado.