Young Great Horned Owl

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Jeff

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Anton Falco

Blog post here: https://www.antonfalco.com/Blogs/GreatHornedOwlFamilyof2021

Description
This past spring, I had the opportunity to observe a Great Horned Owl family nest site nearby. I wrote a blog post about it in my profile (with more pictures). Two chicks grew to become strong fledgling GHOs. The two weeks after they left the nest was a game of peek-a-boo every day trying to find them. On this day, we found each other and we scared each other. I wasn't aware it was above my head until it clicked (seriously, it makes clicking sounds with its beak) at me. I took my picture and left. You get a good view of the nictitating membrane here. We grew to have a tolerance of each other over a few months, but accidentally waking it up breached the accepted tolerance..
Taken By
Anton Falco
Taken On
January 13, 2022
Tagged
owl great horned bird of prey nature landscape wildlife animal
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