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And Yet Another Owl

October 1, 2014

I often hear the crows make a racket as they fly over to begin their day, but this morning there was an intensity to the crow racket – the sort of noise crows make when they are mobbing an owl. I had seen a Barred Owl last week and I heard three Great Horned Owls about three nights ago so I was hoping to see an owl as I wandered down the hill to investigate the noise. The victim of all that crow attention was a Great Horned Owl, perched well back in the branches of a big tree. The owl had moved to a perch in the open when I went down again this afternoon.

Of course I took some photos and watched this beautiful owl for quite a while. Tonight it will be the crows that may suffer harassment as the owl hunts in the night. What goes around comes around.

all photos and writing copyright J.A. Siderius, 2014. If you want to use it, just ask me.

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