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A Juvenile Great Horned Owl


The juvenile Great Horned Owl seems to be doing fine at our local park. This owl is likely one of two that I had photographed at that park about thirteen days ago when it was still in its nest.

The young owl was up in the shady crown of a pine adjacent to the tree where its nest sits empty.  I visited this beautiful botanical park in Marion County, Florida yesterday, March 31, 2015.   Please click on they thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!


This Great Horned Owl was Hard to Photograph!

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I was out at almost sunset on Monday, August 18, 2013, taking pictures of Red-headed Woodpeckers, when I spotted a Great Horned Owl.  The large owl was perched on a stout branch of a pine tree, and was fairly far from where I was.  I took several photographs and then, as I wanted to walk toward the bird to change my perspective so the light would be better, the bird spotted my husband and I and off it flew in a hurry!  These pictures are really bad because the setting sun was behind the owl.  This caused the bird to be seen in silhouette.

I really worked on the pictures using my photo-editing software.  All I could really do was get the bird a bit more visible to the viewer.  So, in the spirit of a “Weird Wednesday” of bad pictures, here are the photographs of this majestic Great Horned Owl.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  I hope to one day get some better pictures of this handsome bird.  Enjoy!

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