Monday, April 29, 2013

Great Horned Owls and more

Daddy owl taking an afternoon snooze
Barr Lake State Park has one Bald Eagle nest and five Great Horned Owl nests around the park reinforcing it's role as a wildlife sanctuary. Sadly, this years eaglets did not survive the extreme cold earlier in April.  On Sunday I walked the path all the way around the lake, putting on 9.5 miles, in a quest to see and get pictures of all the owl nests. During nesting season the rule is to stay on the path and some of the nests are too far off the trail to get good pictures with the meager zoom on my camera.  Fortunately two of the nests are real close to the trail for good viewing.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Can you see two babies? 
Juvenile eagle - white coloring
hasn't come in

Mom keeping watch with babies
in nest

Osprey nest
Red-tailed hawk nest

1 comment:

  1. Neat! Thanks for doing this bird watching. When I clicked on each pic I could see them well. Looks like a (chilly) paradise.