Now You See Me…

Yesterday’s task was to try and find a Great Horned Owl that we knew was hanging around some old cottonwoods not too far from our house.    We tramped around the slushy woods, looking for that distinctive owl silhouette on one of the bare branches.    After 45 minutes of searching, I was just about to give up when Bill stopped and pointed: “There he is!”

Score.     I took a quick picture.


Actually, double score.  When I looked closely, I saw there were two Great Horned Owls.  See the second guy?  On the left?


He was even harder to see when he turned his head.


I walked around the tree and the one on the right seemed to disappear.  Magic owls.


It took some time, but I finally found a spot where I could see them both at the same time.  Gotta love camouflage!



About westerner54

Hello. I'm Cindy, and I love to hike, bike and explore the outdoors - particularly the western U.S.
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22 Responses to Now You See Me…

  1. Not one, but two — doubly cool! And an amazing disappearing act they can do!

  2. judysbirds says:

    Great photos. Love the post!

  3. Sue says:

    Fantastic! That is a real score.

  4. Wonderful, how magical to capture these magnificant birds!

  5. de Wets Wild says:

    Brilliant camouflage, and great photographs!

  6. Jeff Katzer says:

    I was looking right tht second guy and never saw him. Very cool.

  7. Lyle Krahn says:

    Magic indeed. I wonder how many I’ve missed.

  8. Jet Eliot says:

    Incredible! Incredible camouflage, incredible spotting, incredible photos. 🙂

  9. Janet says:

    They definitely are magic owls. Amazing photos.

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