03/21/16 Great Horned Owls in NJ

Posted: April 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

A compilation of several days at a Great Horned Owl’s nest in northern New Jersey. At the time of the last photo, two owlets had already fledged and one was left in the nest. It was so much fun to watch them get bigger each visit. The two adults were always near by. One afternoon a red tailed hawk came close to grabbing an owlet, until the “mom” came out of nowhere to chase the hawk on it’s way. I have since been to a third great horned owl nest, those photos will follow.

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Adults would bring food to the nest.

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This guy was almost grabbed by a red-tailed hawk.

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Adult male keeping an eye on the nest.

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This was the last one to leave the nest.

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This mute swan was constantly chasing the Canada Goose away.

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  1. Glenn says:

    Amazing photos, Ray!

  2. You have become the Owl Master, Ray, not content with being the King of the Foxes! Amazing – the owl scenes like tapestries!

    love angry swan astounding and even rushed goose

    think you should send this entire blog to the head of Cornell Ornithology Lab, right now, Ray!

    thank you for you, your art and your spirit c

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