A few days ago my brother took some photos of a Great Horned Owl nest high up in a tree on a local golf course. Not sure if he remembered, or even knew, that I longed to see an owl (any owl) before my time was up, I knew this might be my big chance. My daily backyard bird watching and photos are no surprise to my family and friends. A pretty substantial amount of time is spent by me hanging out in our sun room waiting for a new species or an opportunity to capture a good shot of any bird. Now, it seemed like I might have a chance to check off a desire on my modest life bucket list.
A trip to the location where the Owl family resided took place yesterday.
It was an amazing experience for me. About eighty feet up in a tree I could see a very large nest. From my position on the ground I could see something peeking out of the nest along side a large bird guarding the nest from a nearby branch. Without the help of the camera, or binoculars (which I forgot to bring in the excitement) I really couldn’t see much past the outlines of these creatures. I took over thirty photos and hoped that once I was able to see them larger (and out of the sunlight) there would be enough detail to to confirm that I did indeed see an owl!
And so it was. A Great Horned Owl and her two owlets emgerged on my computer screen. It was a good day. Thanks, Ray!