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Owl Baby Triplets
These three Great Horned Owl babies are getting close to fledging, but aren’t quite there yet. Lately, in the late evenings, they have been jumping to the edges of their nest and furiously flapping their wings when it gets dark. Here they are in the morning, not feeling quite so active, but posing nicely for me!
From Cornell’s website: “With its long, earlike tufts, intimidating yellow-eyed stare, and deep hooting voice, the Great Horned Owl is the quintessential owl of storybooks. This powerful predator can take down birds and mammals even larger than itself, but it also dines on daintier fare such as tiny scorpions, mice, and frogs. It’s one of the most common owls in North America, equally at home in deserts, wetlands, forests, grasslands, backyards, cities, and almost any other semi-open habitat between the Arctic and the tropics.”
Photo taken in Boulder, Colorado, on April 29th, 2019