A few days ago I checked on a Great Horned Owl nest, but it was overcast and not conducive to good photos. This morning I returned with blue skies and sunshine.
This particular nest has just one owlet that I have seen.
While it is still spending a fair amount of time tucked away under the adults feathers, it does pop out and make the occasional appearance. Young Great Horned Owls are quite curious and fun to watch while they are looking around and bobbing their heads.
Still photos cannot really capture this behaviour well, fortunately today’s cameras also do video.
Before leaving I also managed this shot of the chick stretching its wing to show the growth of the primary feathers.