Sunday, January 17, 2010

Great Horned Owls at Avimor

Hookin' up and Hangin' Out. 
Great Horned Owls at Avimor, Photos by Robert Mortensen

Avimor has several Great Horned Owls, each with a distinct color that I am starting to learn.  I hope to soon be able to tell each apart and watch them over the years.  For the last couple of weeks we have had this owl couple hanging out in the trees just north of the Avimor entrance off the highway.  It is likely they are the same mating pair that had the two owlets last year and I am hopeful they will nest nearby where we can watch them again.

Spotting Great Horned Owls in the field can sometimes be a challenge because they are so camouflaged. Take a look at this photo of the trees.  Do you see those large dark blobs?  That's my secret for finding Great Horned Owls.

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