Great Horned Owl

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At dusk two evenings ago, I happily give credit to my husband for spotting a large dark bird sitting on the ground under the trees at the back of our yard.

With my binoculars, I saw the bird had its back to me.  Then it spun its head.

A gorgeous face and two big yellow eyes of a Great Horned Owl was staring right back at me!

We were both startled! 😉  The owl quickly flushed up into the trees.

Camera ready and in-hand, I stayed partially hidden and waited.  Would it return?

It did!  🤗😊🤗

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Great Horned Owl

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The owl flushed again as I was clicking off the shots.

I patiently waited a few more minutes….maybe, just maybe….

Yes!  The owl dropped back to the ground, this time closer to us!  I got a few shots before the Great Horned Owl flushed up again and flew off.

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Great Horned Owl

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Great Horned Owl

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What an awesome, memorable visitor!  You might remember, several months ago I had another unique visitor in our little over one-acre yard, a Bald Eagle.  Lucky me!

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