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A Juvenile Great Horned Owl

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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!

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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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