We headed out to a spot called Honeymoon Island State Park today.  It’s such a beautiful spot we’d discovered a couple of years ago when we were here.  Great for hiking and bird sightings.  Load of ospreys and other amazing critters.

We had heard that there might be a Great Horned Owl with a little wheezer, so off we went to see what we could see.

I spotted the nest pretty quickly, but sadly it was empty.  So we just carried on down the trail to see what we could find.  About five minutes along, Bob starts bouncing up and down, trying not to squeak (I’ve had to teach him to be vewy vewy quiet when we’re huntin’ wabbits – he gets so excited), and pointing up in a tree.

Owlets 1R

TWO baby Great Horned Owlets!!!!

And two trees over was mom having a snooze while her two fluff-balls goofed around:

Great Horned Owl B2AR

Well, I tell ya, I was bouncing around at this point, trying not to squeak.  I still haven’t stopped grinning.

Great Horned Owlets (2)AR

What an awesome, awesome day!

  1. Fantastically incredible pics!! It’s like you’re the Jane Goodall of birddom!

  2. Shari says:

    I’m impressed. Don’t know what else to say. Wish I was there too of course. Those are pretty big babies by the look of them. Look at those talons. You didn’t see Christopher Robin or Tigger in your travels?

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