Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Great Horned Owl ---At A Rest Stop In Nevada

Good morning once again folks.  We moved from that fantastic "Owl" site, near Yerington, NV. to our  Silver Springs site.
"King Bird"
What a time DesertDale had taken photos of the birds.
Of course we spotted the "owls"  and many more.

When we were looking at the owls, way up in a huge tree, a Ranger came by.  He in turned told a couple  of "birders" that were down the road, at another spot. 
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.

There average age is between 5 to 15 years.
The male great horned owl is smaller than the female.
The great horned owl is the most common owl of the Americas.
Easily recognizable because of the feather horns on its head. These "polemics" resemble horns.

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.
Hope you all enjoyed these photos as much as I have watching the three of them, taking them.  They must have taken hundreds of them.

When for our walk this morning and all 1 mama owl and four baby owls was still at the same site.

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