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Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owls raised two young for the second year in a row. Here are the female and one of the young. Below is another shot of the two young huddling together for security. The young owls leave the nest around the end of March. They are not quite flight ready at this point, so they spend the days “branching” or climbing around in the branches near their nest. This is not only the best time to see the young, but also to see the mother who is usually nearby, keeping an eye on her kids. For most of the rest of the year she will be well hidden and out of sight during the day.
April 2006