Remember that huge nest that I found a couple of blocks from my house? You know, the one that was way up at the top of a tree? I posted a picture of it in my first Wednesday Sunshine post about a month ago. Last night I was woken up in the early hours of the morning by hooting. Lots of hooting! If you’ve never heard a great horned owl hoot, let me tell you, it is booming! Clearly, something was up.
There are now three owls that we can see on my block; two are in trees and one is hanging out on a chimney. This fledgling is in my neighbor’s tree right above the side walk. Never, ever, will I get a shot like this again.
Isn’t this the coolest thing ever?!
I’m pretty sure that we are all in for some more booming hoots tonight… I think that the largest owl in the tallest tree is one of the parents… how strange, I didn’t see any bunnies this evening… every bunny knows to hide when the great horned owl hoots in the night!
Good days in a sad time continue.
Have a good week, everyone. Be safe.
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Oh, how lucky you are ! – and what a SUPER shot ! You must be so proud of yourself for getting it – at least, you should be. 🙂
I couldn’t believe it! It was coming on dusk so I think the owl could see me; it turned its head to look right at me as I lined up the shot. I will never, ever get a shot like that again!!
You never know ..
Well he or she looks rather splendid, and still fluffy! I think I’ve seen one of these in a zoo but having one locally that’s nicer, but noisy. We have barn owls in the woods nearby but I can’t see I’d every be able to get a photo. Well done on this one.
A splendid shot – so well seen with that camouflage
Serendipity at it’s best, it was.
That is beautiful!
Thank you. Beautiful owl!
We have lots of owls here in eastern nc, we hear them nearly every night, and once in awhile see one fly through the yard.
We have these great horned guys and the cute little ones that live in the ground and line up on fence posts.
I may have seen a great horned kayaking one time, it flew right over me. The ones I see in the yard I have no idea, but they’re big! And its usually dark when that happens.
I saw one fly down our street one night… it was HUGE and silent. So spooky!
Wow, awesome! I’ve heard some owls at our house but never actually seen one of them. So cool!
I’ve seen adult great horned owls at a distance, but this was amazing. Today it has moved on, off to live its owl life.
You are so lucky to have wildlife right out your window:) Enjoy!
There is a lot of wildlife in my neighborhood, that’s for sure. There it’s a greenbelt that comes through the middle with a stream that supports lots of critters, and then they radiate it towards homes and yards. One night I had a giant raccoon on my back deck, and sometimes I hear coyotes and see antelopes.
That is so awesome!
It totally made my day!
That is amazing! And you got a great shot of it, as well 🙂
I was so lucky. A neighbor pointed it out to me and I had just enough light to get the picture.
I love owls!! I don’t think I have any in my area. I’ll have to check my field guide. She is magnificent!
It was really big, too. 🙂
I took out my field guide to read about them Those owls are big! There are some that are common in my area, but they like to nest in odd places. They really are fascinating birds.
I once saw one fly down the street and the wingspan is enormous… like maybe 5 feet across! They are really something!
Wonderful photo! You’re so lucky to get to see them up close. I remember seeing one owl years ago in my area, but never again.
It was luck. There was hooting last night so they are still in the area.
Aw how lovely! And what a fabulous photo.
That’s so exciting! What a lovely big owl!
I have been hearing hooting in the night this week, so the owls are still around.