The owlet I didn’t know I photographed

The owlet I didn’t know I photographed
A great horned owl and one of her owlets keeps watch. (© Tony’s Takes)

As I was wrapping up my morning at my favorite bald eagle nest, I swung by this great horned owl nest. There, I saw mama and shot a couple quick shots of her. As I was shooting into the sun and she was pretty well buried, I knew any pics wouldn’t be all that great so I moved on quickly.

Much to my surprise, when I got home and processed the pictures, I spotted an extra set of eyes looking at me! The first owlet of the season for me.

This owl nest is extremely close to the bald eagle nest which is kind of unusual. I have seen video of owls attacking eagle nests at night so I just hope these guys leave the eagles alone.

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  1. Very nice, there is one of two in the trees north of the trail winds dog park. I look for them every time I go!

    1. Thank you very much, Dede! Years ago the ones at Trail Winds had a nest in the trees west of the aquatic center but it blew down. I haven’t seen them since. 🙁 I walked that trail by the dog park the other day but didn’t see any. If you have any more details, I would love to check them out.

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