Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Of course we spotted the "owls" and many more.
They made their way up to our site. They took photos of those owls,for a few hours. DesertDale was right beside them, enjoying his self.
The male great horned owl is smaller than the female.
The great horned owl is the most common owl of the Americas.
Great horned owls live from the Arctic to South America.
They are at home in suburbia as well as in woods and farmlands. Northern populations migrate in winter, but most live permanently in more temperate climes.
They will nest in tree holes, stumps, caves, or in the abandoned nests of other large birds. They may have from one to five eggs. Both the male and female incubate. The male also hunts for food.
They have even been known to attack humans who get too close to their young.
They are nocturnal so they can be difficult to spot.
When for our walk this morning and all 1 mama owl and four baby owls was still at the same site.
Posted by Vera Avila at 2:20 PM