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Where’s Mom with Breakfast?
These three Great Horned Owl babies are getting close to fledging, but aren’t quite there yet. They often flap their wings, especially when they see mom or dad coming with food and get excited. Most of the time they hide down inside the nest, but on this day I was lucky to have all three of them looking out of the nest together!
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 May 10, 2018