An Interesting Visitor to the Platform
During the off-season of the Osprey, I’ve photographed quite a few ‘visitors’ to our Osprey nest platform besides the American Bald Eagle (my last post). The list includes the Great Blue Heron, numerous gulls, a Mallard, Green Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Boat-tailed Grackle, Crows, and Red-Winged Blackbird.
Looking out my window on a recent clear night, I thought I could make out a large shadow on the platform. Cool, I thought. I grabbed my binoculars to see if I could identify it and could make out the shape of an owl. He never made a sound and sat there for over an hour. I’m not able to identify what owl species. I know we have Great Horned Owls across Marshy Creek at CBEC, so maybe a GHO?
This was the first time I’ve sighted an owl on the platform. I gave it a shot to try and capture/document my discovery. The photo is terrible (and it became my best, ugh!) because I’m not very good at night photography (still learning!) but I wanted to share.
He seemed quite content perched there, and I was tickled with my capture! 🙂