"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
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"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Great Horned Owls, Raccoon & Turkey Vulture...

Today I went back to the area where I photograped the mink yesterday hoping for a repeat sighting.  After an hour or so of waiting my mind began to wander back to a day, almost a year ago, when I photographed a great horned owl in this vicinity.  I began calling and hoping.  After a few minutes my efforts were rewarded by answering hoots from the nearby woods.  Shortly, the owl flew into sight, and we hooted back and forth for a while.  Then, to my surprise, a second owl chimed in and soon joined the first one in a nearby tree.  The photos below are among the better ones of the over 250 exposures I took this morning...





In the next photo one of the owls moved to another tree and is hooting at me...


While the owl interchange was going on I spotted movement on the stream bank...





After waiting another hour, I gave up on the mink and headed home.  I did stop to photograph this turkey vulture along the way...



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