A true friend and great photographer agreed to take me out to some of the local owls to his area. It was really special for him to trust me with his secret locations, let alone share a ton of his “Owl Whispering” Knowledge. There are guides that get $400 a day for this kind of in field session. I am guessing I am way less of a threat now that I am 1000 miles away. This morning of Brown Owls will be forever in my memories as one of my top 10 days photographing wildlife.
This time of year both Barred Owls and Great Horned Owls are paired up and ready to nest and lay eggs. Owls mate for life and once you find their den tree or nest you should be able to find them year after year.
I went out on Day 1 with another photographer Robert, but it was so windy we couldn’t get any owls to answer or show themselves.
Saturday morning was way different. We found and photographed 3 pairs of Barred Owls and 2 pairs of Great Horned Owls.
Lets meet the cast for the next 2 or 3 post, as I have some many full-frame keepers I don’t want to rush the editing.
Great Horned OwlEven though Mike and Robert know areas where the owls hang out there is never a guarantee that you will be able to find them.
Here is a full-frame of a barred owl, can you find him?How about the first Great Horned Owl?Hope to have some launch series and flight shots edited in the next day or two. After I get caught up on Owl edits, I’ll switch over and work on some Eagles, but I have 1400 plus eagles shots to process. I might have been a little trigger happy knowing this was my one and only eagle trip of winter 2015/2016 Eagles.
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