My usual Saturday morning wildlife viewing started out quite slow. A drive through the Rocky Mountain Arsenal yielded little more than a curious deer but after heading north and east, hawks and owls clearly became the dominant subject.
Swainson’s Hawks were plentiful in the area north of Denver International Airport with many of them being more than willing to pose for me. Most notably was a pair ‘caught in the act’ mating on a fence.
From there I headed to a known Great Horned Owl’s nest to check on the family. The three owlets who aren’t too small anymore had worked themselves out of the nest and were lower in the tree. Dad and Mom kept a watchful eye from nearby.
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