... but there are always the photos, and they will stay with us.
My favorite one of the family of Great Horned Owls was Mama Owl. Sometimes I had the feeling that, the way she looked at us, she actually recognized us after a certain time (I mean, we were there almost every evening). Well, I know, she probably did not. But I can dream, can't I? Anyway, she was a great character and I was lucky to get some great shots of her.
Doesn't she look perky?