Beyond the BackyardFort De Soto

My Turn!

Two years ago, Dyeyo found a Great Horned Owl nest at the Circle B Bar Reserve.  He showed me his pictures, and I went with him the next weekend to see the babies, but they had already fledged.  Ever since then, I’ve been itching to have “my turn” with Great Horned owlets.  Today my turn finally came at Fort De Soto, where there is a Great Horned Owl nest in an oak tree at the North Beach parking lot.

Baby was not particularly cooperative – he spent most of his time facing away from the photographers!  Occasionally he would look our way as he preened.  Then he settled down to sleep.  This was my best shot from the morning.  He’s so ugly that he’s cute!

Great Horned Owlet

Great Horned Owlet

One thought on “My Turn!

  1. So cute! Glad you finally got to see him. The guy who does the water table at CBBR said two weeks ago that there was a gho nest on the drive out. He said it was on the right at the first split when leaving. I couldn’t find it but they may have just been hiding well that afternoon.

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