Owl Be Seeing You
Not far from where I launch my kayak, there’s a tree that has a large nest, about 50 feet up. I’d never seen an eagle there, and for the longest time I wondered what would be nesting there.
(Clicking on each photo will open a tab with a larger view.)
In January 2016, I caught a shot of a large bird flying past the nest.
Then in March 2017, I took a photo that shows the very top of the head of a great horned owl, from the eye up.
I watch that nest every time I paddle that stretch, and yesterday I saw what looked like a large mound of dry grass. It’s necessary to be a good 100 feet from the tree to get a good perspective, which puts me at least 112 feet away from the nest, so I took some photos and checked them when I got home. It wasn’t dry grass. It was the owl, and visible in the photo are some chicks. On the next clear day, I’ll go back and take some photos from different angles.
Meanwhile, I also saw a Baltimore Oriole. I wanted to be sure to get video of it, so there are no snapshots, but here’s a screenshot from the video.