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This pair is living in a barn on a ranch not too far from me. The owners were kind enough to let me and a birding friend wander around for a bit.
These two were a real treat to see.
Nikon D810| Nikkor 200-500mm| Hoodman Digital Film| PS CC 20.0.6
more to come…
Copyright ©2018 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Saturday some friends and I met up to go look for the Owls again.
The Owlets were out of the nest and high up in the foliage with Mom. I didn’t get any shots of them, but both the Male, and Female Adults gave us great looks.
When we first arrived in the park Gordon from https://undiscoverdimagesamongstus.wordpress.com/
was there already and had spotted the Male Adult Great Horned Owl in a tree opposite the nesting tree. Fortunately he was on a branch in the open, but it was well shaded.
He hooted off and on to the Mrs. and the chicks which was really neat to hear. I’m pretty sure he’s hooting in this image b/c his white chest feathers are prominent. When he was quiet it was just a line across his chest.
Several hours later the Female flew out of the nesting tree to a huge Eucalyptus tree across from the nesting tree, and out in the open so we had a great look at her. I’m sure she was able to keep an eye on the chicks from there. It was evening by then and the sun was sinking lower, and getting more golden.
The light was so lovely on her. Isn’t she pretty!
Here are just a handful of the Owl watchers that passed through to look at the owls.
In front row all in black is Gordon, then our friend Anna who you can barely see next to him, and our friend Brian the last one in the front row. Myself and Dali were still taking images of the Female while these photographers, and birders were looking for the Owlets. (This image I made with my iPhone 7 Plus.)
It was another good birding day despite me not getting a good look at the owlets this time.
Nikon D810| Nikkor 200-500mm| PSCC 2018
more to come…