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!