Uprooted Magnolia

Owl Watching: Day 21

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

©Leah Yetter Photographer
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. 🙂

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.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

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!!