Uprooted Magnolia

Young Horned Owl

Posted in Nature, Photography, Wildlife by leahyetter on July 19, 2011

This young guy was perched on a limb in the irrigation ditch.

He wasn’t fishing, he was cooling off. We’ve had some pretty warm temperatures here and being near the rushing water is cool and refreshing.

Then he flew from the ditch to a tree right by my side of the truck. I’m sure we were bugging him but I didn’t care, this was the closest I’ve been to an owl in the daylight. I love how his is crouching back kind of like a kitty cat ready to pounce on a mouse.

Then he spread his wings and took off. He had better things to do and who was I to stop him from finding his next meal.

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  1. Laura Boston Thek said, on July 19, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Leah these are wonderful!! We observed a mated pair raise a different brood for 3 years when we lived in Belgium….we were so honored that they chose our house. Great work!


    • leahyetter said, on July 29, 2011 at 10:04 am

      Thanks Laura! I’d love to see the younger ones. This one I think was last years hatch. He was so pretty. I haven’t seen many out here but I’m always on the lookout.


  2. bagnidilucca said, on July 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Amazing photos!


  3. Debbie said, on July 20, 2011 at 6:49 am

    These photos are so beautiful. I’ve seen so few owls, but love them.


  4. annie2709 said, on July 22, 2011 at 10:49 am

    i so love owls. pics are gorgeous!


  5. Barbara said, on August 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Hi. I’m new to your blog but wanted to tell you I love your photographs. They really are great. I pinned the Owls to my Pinterest page (barbara0101). I hope a lot of folks click over to visit you.


    • leahyetter said, on August 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you Barbara! Your timing is interesting. I was JUST NOW looking at a collection of owl pictures on Photography Blogger. Thanks so much for pinning me. I hope to get a collection going on 500 pix soon. Stay tuned. All the best! ~Leah


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