Saturday, December 16, 2017

Great Horned Owl in Valley Forge

I went through the woods yesterday  and when I got to the point of deciding to keep going or turn back, I doubled back around the edge to go the other way.  As I turned a corner there, just a few feet away was the beautiful and rarely seen Great Horned Owl perched on a low branch.  She was quite sleepy (or else quite sneaky as she didn't open her eyes much.) It is so rare for me to see this gal out in the open.  Such a thrill.  I took my time and took lots of photographs and she just stayed and stared and then turned her head and looked off into the distance. When I picked up my tripod to get a little closer, she said "Enough" and off she flew with her fat little squat body to another perch hidden in the woods where she could sleep in peace.

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