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Owl Watching 2015: Three of a Kind

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on April 24, 2015

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I started off the work week with owls so I thought I would end it with this…Momma owl and her THREE owlets! I finally got them all in one shot! I hope I’m not driving you crazy with these but I just had to share. Hope it makes you smile. 🙂

Have a great weekend!


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Owl Watching 2015: Update

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on April 20, 2015

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I’ve counted three owlets lately. It’s hard to tell in the photos but I’ve seen them with my own eyes and binoculars.  I thought one was a goner but it turns out it was just asleep.

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Momma is pretty protective and sits on them a lot.

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They are getting bolder. This one stood out on the edge for a while.

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I know you only see two here but I know I’ve counted three. I don’t know how far back that cave goes but momma has found a very safe place to raise her young. I love those bright eyes!


 

Another Proud Momma

Posted in Photography by leahyetter on April 3, 2015

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We had a little snow blow through here yesterday. Along with checking cattle several times a day, I’ve also been checking the nest in the bluffs where my folks and I witnessed a horned owl and her owlet for the first time last year. Lo and behold, she’s back. I count two baby owls in this shot but there could be as many as 6 in a clutch. There was only the one last year. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited to see them. Let Owl Watching 2015 commence! 🙂
Have a Good Friday everyone. Be well.


Once a Nestling, Now a Young Owl

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on June 5, 2014

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I took this image of the Great Horned Owl and her Nestling exactly three weeks ago. I’ve been checking on them every other day or so since then and they’ve been hanging out and stretching their wings. I guess momma has been teaching baby to fly for some time now. I knew the time was drawing near.

I’ve gone to the bluff every day this week.

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The nest is empty. It has been quiet there all week. I’d say their timing is good because the river is up so high and is raging past the bluffs. The nestling is now a young owl and is flying the skies with ma and pa. I do hope they will come back and reuse this nest. Or at least stay around the area.

What an adventure it has been and I am delighted I got to share this with my folks and with you all. 🙂


Owl Watching: Day 21

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on May 29, 2014

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I’ve been checking on The Owls almost every day since we first spotted them. When I checked in on these two yesterday evening, the nestling was perched on the edge of the rock stretching his wings. He quickly waddled back in next to momma and they watched my every move like always. The baby is getting so big and I’ll be so sad when they finally take flight together. I’m not sure if they’ll stay around here or find a new place. They might see me as a threat. But for now, I’ll take in as much of them as I can. 🙂