Give a Hoot, the male, and the Owlets
Great Horned Owls
My plan for today, Tuesday, 04-27-21, was to sit out and observe the Great Horn Owlets, but the forecast was for rain in the afternoon. Because it was going to rain there wouldn’t be any activity taking place at the nest.
Earlier today I saw one owlet sitting up tall on the nest. I didn’t see the second one, but it was probably lying low in the nest. I didn’t see Hoot either, but I was a distance away and I didn’t have my binoculars with me.
Since it was supposed to rain in an hour or so I decided to only go and take a daily photo of the owlets. I didn’t think I would need a rain jacket. I found both owlets on the nest and Hoot was perched above them. I took a photo of the owlets, but mom was too hidden to get a photo.
On my way out I decided to check the area where I’ve seen Give a Hoot, the male, a few times in the past. I found him sleeping. There was a small branch right in front of him, and there was no way I could work around it to get a clear shot. I’m sure he didn’t want to fully wake up and give me a better photo opportunity either. So this is the best shot I would get of Give a Hoot today. While taking the shot it started to rain. I quickly packed up and walked back out getting wet. I guess I should have brought that rain jacket.