I finally managed to find dad! Mom has been sitting on a local nest for a couple weeks now but, as usual, spotting the Great Horned Owl dad was proving to be elusive. It seems like we play this game every spring but once I find him the first time, he re-realizes that I am no threat.
On Sunday I set out with the intent of finding the guy, searching hard in his favorite stand of trees. I was having no luck and had just about given up when he made the mistake of taking flight from where he was hidden.
Having given away his location I was then able to find him easily and while he may have been annoyed with me, he was quite tolerant and we spent a good bit of time together. I’m looking forward to continuing to document him and his family in the coming months.