Great Horned Owl in Bemis Woods

Great Horned Owl in Bemis Woods

I spent about a half hour following this someone around last Thursday. She was nice enough to let me get fairly close before gliding to another tree. At one point, she landed almost on top of a red-tailed hawk that I’m assuming neither one of us had seen. They both took off and for a moment these two birds with nearly four foot wingspans were flying almost atop one another through the trees before they both parted ways. They were both hanging around these vernal ponds that have sprung up everywhere…I’m assuming in wait of frogs and other varmints.

I apologize for the image quality on some of these.  I'm somewhat limited in what I can accomplish at a distance with what I have...this is the tradeoff for not lugging a bulky camera through the woods.

I apologize for the image quality on some of these. I’m somewhat limited in what I can accomplish at a distance with what I have…this is the tradeoff for not lugging a bulky camera through the woods.