Friday, December 31, 2021

Hoot, the female Great Horned Owl 12-25-21

Hoot, the female Great Horned Owl 12-25-21

I went out, Saturday, 12-25-21, to look for Hoot, the female Great Horned Owl, since I didn’t find her yesterday. I spotted her up in a tree about 40 yards away. This is the third time I’ve seen her in the same tree and perched on the same branch. I finally spotted Give a Hoot, the male, close by her hidden behind some branches.

Slowly I walked closer, but with the frozen snow/ice from yesterdays warmth I must have sounded like a freight train to them. Give a Hoot wasn’t going to stick around for any holiday photos, so off he went.

When I got all set up just like a few days ago there was one small branch right across her face. I took a couple photos, but that branch was really distracting. Luckily, I was able to find another small opening to where I got the branch over one of the feather tuffs instead of across her face.

We were together for just over an hour before she woke up and moved further along the branch. Again, just like she did the last time I found her in this tree. While having her back to me she made a couple territorial calls and did some preening before she flew off in the direction that Give a Hoot flew off.

I checked a couple areas for the Barred Owls, but didn’t find any/

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