February 8 ~ Photo A Day #39

Papa Great Horned Owl waits patiently in an elm tree in our yard during the day. Mamma owl sits on their nest of eggs located in a hole in the rim rock no far from our house. His big job comes at dusk when he hunts for food for both him and his mate.

Papa Owl

This same pair have been nesting in the same nest since we moved here over seven years ago. They’ll raise between 3 to 5 owlets every spring and summer. In the fall, the owlets are are kicked out to fend for themselves.


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