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Owlets at the Park


Two Great Horned Owlets were spotted yesterday afternoon at a fabulous park that is close to the housing development where I live in Marion County, Florida.  These were the first baby owls I have seen in the wild.  The two babies were up in a stick nest high in a Pine Tree next to the little ornamental Koi Pond.

I also noted a hungry Common Cormorant and several basking small turtles.  I did not see any Great Blue Herons and I am thinking that these owls are in an abandoned heron nest (I recall seeing herons in that same tree last Spring).  I took these pictures on March 19, 2015 late on an overcast afternoon.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!


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Comments on: "Owlets at the Park" (11)

  1. silly cute little ones!! 🙂

    • Hi Theresa, These were very cute and alert! I was surprised to see how perky they were considering it was about 4:00 in the afternoon but on a cloudy day. Have a super nice weekend!

  2. Awesome shots of the owlets, they are so cute! This is a local park? Happy weekend

    • Hi Eileen, Yes, it is close to where I live. I enjoy that beautiful park as it is a serene place. The added bonus is the wildlife and songbirds I sometimes see. Have a fabulous weekend.

  3. Ahhh—love the little owlets… SO CUTE…. They do look perky…. Neat!!!!! Hope you are enjoying your FL life and experiences.

  4. How great for you to see the little owls! Nice place, that park!

    • Hi Montucky, We are quite fortunate to have this gem of a park in our area. It is very beautiful and is a place of contemplation. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Hi, great shots, i have recently started a similar page too if you fancy a look, there’s not much on there yet but like you i’m just starting to upload stuff, look forward to seeing more posts from you 🙂 Green Snappa

  6. The Birding Bunch said:

    What a blessing for you! We know the owls nest nearby, but cannot see their nests. We see the adults fairly often, though.

    • Hi Birding Bunch, Yes, I am blessed. Those little babies were way up in that tall Pine and we almost did not see them. I sure hope you’ll get to see those Owlets. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

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