Today, Saturday, 03-27-21, my plan was to go out and spend a few hours time with Hoot, the female Great Horned Owl, and her two owlets. It had been raining several hours, but it looked like it was going to end at around 1700 hrs. Although, every time I checked the radar the rain kept getting pushed back later and later. It now was supposed to stop 20 minutes before sunset. I’ve been waiting long enough so I decided to go out anyways, maybe the rain would cease when I got out there.
There was still a light rain when I left the house, but I had my wool clothes and rain gear on. When I got to Hoot, she didn’t even bother to turn her head towards me. I went to my spot and dropped my backpack, unzipped it and proceeded to get my lens on my camera. Hoot still hadn’t looked at me.
Since she was sitting facing the opposite direction where I would set up my tripod, I decided to walk to an another spot to get a photo of her, if she looked my way. She finally acknowledged my presence by turning her head toward me and I even got a little smile out of her :) before I took her picture.
There wasn’t going to be any activity on the nest until it stopped raining so I packed up my gear and left.
Here are a couple daily photos…