Monday, May 2, 2011

New Pictures of the Baby Owls


Last Wednesday, when Jo and I walked around the lake again, we, of course, had to check on the baby Great Horned Owls again. This time, Mama Owl was sitting on the nest - she had just fed her babies.


The Dad was sitting in the eucalytpus across the path and observing everything. I don't know whether you can see in this picture how he is eyeing me while I was moving below the tree to get a better view of him:


Then last Saturday, the Geek and I went and this time Mama owl was sitting next to the nest. It was obviously pretty boring for her - can you see her yawning?


She was very tired and slept a lot, and later she actually moved up the branch to her usual spot. The babies settled down to sleep as well.

Soon, they will leave their nest. They're already loosing their white fluff and spreading their wings.

12 comments:

Christine E-E said...

oh my gosh! they are growing sooo very fast! do you know how long they actually stay in the nest?

The Crafty Elf said...

These pictures are fabulous!!! I've not seen anything like this before and those eyes - gorgeous. TFS

soraya nulliah said...

Hi Carola-are those baby owls living in a tree in your garden? How cute are they??? How have you been? I haven't poopped over here in a bit...are you taking any classes right now? Or just relaxing for a bit? Totally know what you mean about the Princess Di thing. It was just crazy all the press and the way they hounded her. I hope it will be different with Prince William.

Sunshineshelle said...

I LOVE owls, we get 'tawny frogmouths' nesting in our local trees, I only recently found out they aren't owls LOL, but they seemed 'owl like' :)

Marcie said...

Amazing how quickly they're growing. Love this little documentary!

art2cee2 said...

Awesome photos!!! I hear an owl at night around my house but I've never it. The bunny population, however, has decreased.

windrock studio said...

Hey Carola, how exciting! Gorgeous shots of this little family.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks for posting these. I know you'll always love having a record of them, and they'll be gone in the blink of an eye.
Rinda

La Vie Quotidienne said...

It is just amazing how fast they are growing. This has been such a fun thing...to follow along with you and watch their progress. Soon, I guess they will be flying off.

Julia Dunnit said...

Good grief haven't they grown! Waht marvellous pictures - what a privilege to have wildlife like that to view.

Kay L. Davies said...

How wonderful for you — and for us — not many people get to photograph baby owls growing up.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Puna said...

What an amazing opportunity to shoot these beautiful birds!