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Tsawwassen, Delta, BC, Canada
After been vocally and physically harangued by a murder of nine Northwestern Crows for 3 hours earlier in the day, this female Great Horned Owl finally got her beauty sleep on the next door neighbor’s 100-foot Douglas Fir. Our regular troupe of backyard birds (Red-Breasted Nuthatch, Black-Capped Chickadees, Anna’s Hummingbirds, Golden-Crowned Sparrows, Fox Sparrows, Spotted Towhees, and Dark-Eyed Juncos) continued to go about their regular daily business, and even a few of the bolder and more curious popped up to see Sleeping Beauty. Taken from 50 feet away on a cloudy day. This is the first time we’ve seen a Great Horned Owl in the backyard! Taken in mid-November 2016.
Category 8: The Not So Usual Suspects
Look hoo's here! It was so amazing to see how well the plumage of this Great Horned Owl blended in with this Douglas Fir (but obviously not well enough to escape the notice of nine Northwestern Crows, who gave her a hard time for hours before throwing up their wings and leaving).
Such amazing camouflage! Great shot!
Gorgeous owl and beautiful shot!
Absolutely fabulous bird and photo!
This is one of those photos that you can’t stop looking at. Thanks for capturing such an intricate and enjoyable image.
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