Oct 19 – BOTD – Great Horned Owl

Here is my entry for Granny Shot It’s  Bird of the Day (BOTD) challenge.

The Great Horned Owl is the most common owl throughout the Americas and adapt well to many environments. They can be seen from the Arctic to South America. They are recognizable by their tufted ears resembling horns, almost cat-like. They vary in size from 18″-24″ (46-63cm) tall. The Great Horned Owl can be found in wooded areas & parks with heavy canopy & large trees. They help keep the rat population down, but they will eat mammals, fish, reptiles and other birds as well.

This mama had 2 chicks. The second one wouldn’t come out long enough for us to get a photo. Papa Owl was just above sitting on a branch with eyes wide open. This was taken at Fort Matanzas National Park just outside the visitor’s office in February, 2010. The tree no longer exists due to hurricane damage.

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