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Three owls-awake today!

Yesterday I posted a picture of the Great Horned Owl and her two owlets. Typical of babies, the little owls napped right through their photo opp, but when I returned to check on them this afternoon, they were awake.

Their nest is at the top of a broken off tree, and it doesn’t look very cozy to me, but it is perfectly camouflaged for the little family. As you can see, the babies are growing rapidly, and it’s a tight squeeze for Momma and the two owlets to sit side-by-side.

Here’s a closeup of the larger owlet. He really takes up more than his share of the space in the nest. Maybe Momma will be relieved when they have fledged. What do you think?

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I thought the owlets would be cute, and I was surprised at their features. They look almost human, in a weird sort of way, but I wouldn’t call them cute. What do you think?

Thanks for taking a walk down the trail today.
See you soon. ~Trail Walker

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10 thoughts on “Three owls-awake today!

  1. Gosh, it does look like a human face peering out from under all those feathers, which looks like a fur coat! I was going to say cute but then I looked again.. not cute more gargoylely that’s not even a word but hey 😉

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    1. Thanks, Eliza. I felt fortunate to get that shot because the light isn’t usually the best under all those trees. Yes, the camouflage is amazing. There couldn’t be a better blend.

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