For the past two months, we have been hearing at least two great horned owls calling to each other near our house. Usually we begin to hear them right after sunset while I am out grilling up dinner (yes, we are some of those crazy Coloradoans that barbeque in the freezing cold and snow – haha).
I had looked many times and stood out there in the dark but had not seen them – until this week. Now, three nights in a row I have spotted one of them in a neighbor’s tree, calling out to its potential mate.
As you can see, this was after sunset but the shadowy form kind of makes for cool images. Now is the time of year when these guys start pairing up, setting the stage for the spring babies. I drove around last night, hoping to find a nest but didn’t have any luck but will keep trying.