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Great Horned Owl Photo

This photo was taken on April 17th, 2005 at Lake Thompson.  This was taken right around dawn on a very foggy, gloomy morning, so I didn't have a lot of ambient light to work with, but it turned out pretty well.  I drove by what was a Double-crested Cormorant colony last year, and found it empty, except for this guy perched on the top of one of the dead trees out in the water. I snapped a few shots, and drove on.

Later that morning on my way back, I found him/her again...sitting on top of one of the former Cormorant nests!! Weird place for a nest for these guys, as the tree is at least 50 yards out into the water.  Taken with Canon 20D, 400 5.6L lens.

Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus

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