Uprooted Magnolia

Owl Watching

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on May 16, 2014

We had some great adventures while my folks were visiting this week. But the best part was right here at home in the meadows. In a quiet hole on the side of the bluffs nests a Great Horned Owl and her nestling. All l that we saw at first was an owl take off from the bluff and land in the trees. We saw something peeking out from the hole and thought maybe she was just nesting.

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We came back a day later and set up our tripods. Once we looked through the lens, we saw a little yellow eye peeking out from under the momma.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

She wasn’t wild about us being around. She’d take off but always came right back.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Just look at those fuzzy legs! The nestling hasn’t flown yet and from what we’ve read, it was probably born last month. It’s should be getting ready to spread it’s wings in the next couple of weeks.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

The baby would curl up like a kitty cat when momma took off.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

These images were taken over a 5 day period. This last shot was taken yesterday. He’s either fluffed up or is really growing fast.
This has been such a great week nature watching with the folks. I sure didn’t want it to end. But I promised I would keep them (and you) updated on the progress of our little baby owl. I can already see the little horned ears starting to sprout up.
I hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed watching these guys. Have a great weekend!!

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  1. Victor Rakmil said, on May 16, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Great series of captures!


  2. ranu802 said, on May 16, 2014 at 10:45 am

    The owls look pretty special.


  3. cravesadventure said, on May 16, 2014 at 10:48 am

    AMAZEBalls – Owl Chick – COOL Captures!!! Happy Weekend 🙂


  4. annesquared said, on May 16, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I love your work!


  5. Kevin said, on May 16, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Very very nice, the great protector! Good medicine!


  6. posttraumaticcommuter said, on May 16, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Love the beady expression of the mamma and the slightly worried expression of the baby!


  7. Aquila said, on May 16, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    How wonderful to be able to see a Great Horned Owl nest and get such good photos.


  8. inter alleyah said, on May 18, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Love these birds. Had one as a bathroom ledge kind, many months ago, had named it Hoot. Haven’t seen him for a bit, but these pictures sure reminded me of him. Thanks.


  9. glamrock4ever said, on May 18, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Love the yellow eyes and the feathers that exactly match the rocks. Mother Nature is so amazing.


  10. Doris said, on May 18, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Absolutely amazing how well they blend into the rock.


  11. MenyaFotografy said, on May 19, 2014 at 9:49 am

    One of the most rarest animal


  12. revellingsjoy said, on May 19, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Reblogged this on Crystal Harrison.


  13. Mags Corner said, on May 19, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Owls are very fascinating to me. I have heard them in the trees but never seen one. These are fabulous pictures.


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  16. Sarah said, on May 29, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    These are so great!!


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