Great Horned Owl — Fierce Mother — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I was drinking my morning cup of decaf yesterday at 5:30 a.m. when I received a text from my friend Dan. He advised me that he had come across a mother Great Horned Owl and her owlet living […]

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Western Screech Owls, Part IV — Protecting Her Family — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Thanks to my friend Dan, I’ve been able to spend many evenings this spring and in the past two springs sitting in his back yard, observing the family of Western Screech Owls that resides there. I’ve had […]

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Burrowing Owl And Western Screech Owl — Cousins Yet Very Different — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. It occurred that it might be worthwhile to talk a bit about the similarities and differences between Western Screech Owls and their cousins, Burrowing Owls. Let’s start with the similarities. These little owls are about the same body […]

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Autillo Gorgiblanco/White-throated Screech-Owl/Megascops albogularis — Un ave por día (716 especies hoy)

Nombre en español: Autillo Gorgiblanco Nombre en ingles: White-throated Screech-Owl Nombre científico: Megascops albogularis Familia: Strigidae Foto: Nick Athanas Canto: Peter Boesman El autillo gorgiblanco o autillo de garganta blanca (Megascops albogularis)2 es una especie de ave estrigiforme de la familia Strigidae nativa de los Andes en Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Venezuela. Es la especie más grande en el género Megascops con 26 centímetros de longitud y 185 gramos de peso. Subspecies […]

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All eyes on deck — nature has no boss

As usual the Great Horned Owl chicks spotted us before we spotted them this spring afternoon a year or two ago. Tucked neatly into an old broken cottonwood tree one chick up and one tucked neatly inside with only an eye peeking through. The Owls may have paired up already and soon the eggs will […]

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Tawny Owls — The Wilden Marsh Blog

Although many people believe this owl has exceptional night vision, its retina is no more sensitive than a human’s. The owls asymmetrically placed ears are key to its hunting by giving it excellent directional hearing. Its nocturnal habits and eerie, easily imitated call, have led to a mythical association of the tawny owl with bad…

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