Brief Post – Great Horned Owl

This post will be a bit brief.¬† I received my new computer a few days ago, and I am in the process of setting it up, installing programs and files, and all of that complicated technical stuff….. ūüôā

But before I shut down the old computer, Ann and I ¬†got out for¬† few minutes one morning.¬† Can’t say for sure which day.¬† Right now I am in a bit of a brain-fried fog.¬† But, I got very lucky at Spring Creek Park.¬† As we drove through, Ann exclaimed, “Bob, there’s an owl!”¬† Sure enough, there in plain sight, with no obstructions and¬†about 25 feet above the ground was this huge Great Horned Owl.¬† He was sitting on¬†a branch of¬†a mesquite tree.¬† I stopped and turned off the engine.¬† He posed for me for several minutes while I took several images.

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

I was amazed how long and patient he was.¬† I could hear some faint”hoot, hoots” coming from some nearby pecan trees.¬† I suspect that he was guarding a nearby nest, but were not able to see it.¬† After about 15 minutes I decided to leave him alone.¬† As magnificent as he looked, I didn’t feel the need to stay.¬† I didn’t want to agitate him further, event though I was about¬†30 yards away and hunched down in my car.¬† When we drove off, he was still there, watching us intently.¬† But I was content, feeling that I got the best photo of a Great Horned Owl that I have ever had.

If you click on the image, you will see a very nice enlargement.

Happy birding!!