Danger! Love! Sleeping! Owl nest has it all!

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I went back to photograph the Great Horned owl nest yesterday, and it was much like many bird nests I have taken shots at. Somewhat boring, with brief moments of excitement.

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The shoot started with the two chicks taking a nap, with brief stretching and alert periods.

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Things got interesting when this Cooper’s Hawk showed up…I thought the adults were asleep, but the one perched above my head gave chase. Danger averted!

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Here is the hawk watching from a distance.

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This was my attempt to get the landing of an adult on the nest… Not too easy in the low light!

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The chicks look interested though.

 

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Here is the adult scoping out a dog and walker.

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The adult actually managed to squeeze in there!

 

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A comfy chick cuddles up to its alert parent.

 

For more owl goodness, check out this video below.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q-hqfw49_Y?rel=0&w=720&h=540]

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