Great Horned Owl ~ Sherry's Juvenile by Kimberly Chadwick
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Taken in Marana Arizona using a powershot Sx10is. SherryPundt shared the location of her owls with me and I was lucky enough to capture this juvenile. It was an amazing site to watch these babies……

A large powerful owl, resident in all habitats from the tundra edges to deserts and in to tropical America, Great Horned fills the ecological niches occupied during the day by Red-tailed Hawk.

Emerging at dusk, it surveys an open area from a favorite perch for just about any prey including skunks and opossums, snakes and scorpions. Even other owls and birds as large as grouse and American Bittern!. It can take prey weighting up to 3x its own body weight!

In flight this owl recalls buteo hawk, but it has a more compact wing shape and robust body.

VOICE Familiar duet of paired adults consist of low hooting, accelerating at first, then closing with 2 longer hoos. Smaller males

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Comments

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantalmost 4 years ago

    Super nice shot Kim !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you so much Judy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...almost 4 years ago

    Great capture, Kimberly! Love that stare!

  • They weren’t to happy about our hanging around. So I got my shot and we left. Thank you Daniel!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...almost 4 years ago

    Brilliant Kim, looks like it is swooping on you!

  • Thank you Helen!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Outstanding capture Kimberly- I love this!

  • I so apprecaite that Rose, thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsalmost 4 years ago

    Great timing Kimberly

  • That means a lot my friend, thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful capture

  • Thank you Robert!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful :))

  • Thanks Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • julie08
    julie08almost 4 years ago

    wow – great shot :)

  • Julie, I appreciate that, thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 4 years ago

    This is a stunning capture, I love the movement in the wings, it gives the illusion that it is still flying,

  • I thank you Ann so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent Kimberly !!! , Trev

  • Thank you so much Trev!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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