Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Owl Exploring outside of Nest


The Great Horned Owls babies are six weeks old now.

They were both sitting on the nest when I arrived this morning. One of them was tired and hopped into the nest to take a nap. The other one, however, felt more like exploring the area right next to the nest.


It hopped onto the nearest limb.


Oh - it needed to poop!


Innocent look afterwards...


... and some decent yawning.


Look at this big foot!!!


The wings were tested as well - they won't stay in the nest much longer anymore.


And as always, Mom is close by keeping an eye or two on the youngsters.

9 comments:

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Oh my....their feet are rather huge!! I had no idea!

What a treat - that you get to watch these babies grow!

mrs mediocrity said...

wow. that is so cool... great shots of their behavior!

Doone said...

I have been following the owl story but not commented - I have really loved watching with you

Ace photography, really does tell the story...

also I have glanced at your desk, but really I spent the time on the owls...

Dx

Kay L. Davies said...

Simply fabulous photos, Carola. Your blog fans are going to miss the owlets when they leave the nest, but I'm sure you'll miss them even more!
— K

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

windrock studio said...

What big babies! and what a good mom.

Christine E-E said...

they are adorable... I'd want to scavenge the ground below the nest to look for any loose feather... have you done that yet?
OH.. and they are soooo big now!

Maria Ontiveros said...

That first photo is amazing!
Rinda

Ginnie said...

Totally thrilling, Carola! You are privy to some very exciting stuff here in this tree!!!

Orsolina said...

Tolle Bilder, die beiden sind ja schon ganz schön gewachsen. Das geht richtig rasant bei Familie Eule. *g*