Owl Be Back ~ haibun

Owl Be Back

While kayaking last May, I saw a bird and chicks in a nest high above the river, thinking it was a great horned owl I had seen there previously. It wasn’t. It was a red-tailed hawk. Well, I paddled that same same stretch of the river yesterday, and the great horned owl is back.
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And there is a chick in the nest with it.

After a short while, the adult flew off, presumably to draw my attention away from the nest. It didn’t work.

high above river
great  nest no longer empty
owl raising new young

Ken G.

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