Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Great horned owls

I took these photos last month while visiting my parents in Sebring, Florida. These owls were nesting in a tree on a golf course. Papa (I assume) was standing guard. Camouflaged very well, but we saw him.

great horned owl

And he saw us...

great horned owl

We walked around to the other side of the tree and could see Mama's head as she sat on her nest.

great horned owl


Mary said...

Fantastic. I'd flip if I saw an owl's nest. Never seen one.

Susan said...

It was pretty neat! They had nested in the same place last year, so I had my parents take me there again when I visited this year. The male (at least I assume it was the male) was huge!

LauraHinNJ said...

Actually, I think the female is the larger one - ferocious looking!

Great pics and an awesome find.

Susan said...

Thanks for the info Laura!