Bubo virginianus

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© Chuck Homler

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I spent a night at Diamond Cove on Great Diamond Island in Maine's Casco Bay. It was late April and I was aroused from sleep by "nature's alarm clock," a cacophony of various songbirds letting each other know that they were alive.

Unable to go back to bed, I went for a walk just before 6AM near the fresh water pond that used to be the source of ice for the former Fort McKinley.

I heard the splash of a beaver diving. At first I thought it was because of my presence, but in an opening in the pines I observed a female Great Horned Owl perched on a branch just beyond the pond.

Later in the day I found her nest and in May I spied two owlets peering at me through the dense cover of pine needles.

3 responses

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (16 Nov 2012):

    Wonderful to be able to frame an owl in between the trees like this! Great lighting! Well done!

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (16 Nov 2012):

    WOW! You have a very good eye for detail and composition. Wonderful shot, beautiful mood.

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford   gave props (17 Nov 2012):

    Great light and a perfect composition. What a wonderful find!

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