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Fitness and Photography for Fun - A blog on staying fit by hiking and doing photography by David Mendosa

A Great Horned Owl Family‏

April 1st, 2011 · 3 Comments

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Yesterday I went back to Twin Lakes, drawn by the presence of a pair of Great Horned Owls that I have been watching there. This time I found the pair — and more.

This owl, which I found near the nest, is probably the male, because the female Great Horned Owl does almost all the work of incubating the chicks.

The Father of the Family

The Father of the Family

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The female was on the nest for the two hours that I watched her.

The Mother of the Family

The Mother of the Family

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But when I stepped away to photograph the male Great Horned Owl, the female flew away to hunt. That left the nest exposed. So I waited. This is my reward for waiting a total of three hours with this family yesterday.

The Baby of the Family

The Baby of the Family

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Fred Parry // May 1, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Wonderful photos. The camouflage is amazing!

  • 2 Sandy // May 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Great pictures!

  • 3 Ruth Ann Ferris // May 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Your photos of animals are fantastic. Especially this family of owls. You are really good. Your article reminds me that it is Spring and I’ve got to get out and get clicking the camera. Here in Mission, TCX we get quite a few migrating birds but also have some residents.