Great Horned Owls, Bergen County, New Jersey

January 24, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Even though Great Horned Owl is one of the most widespread and common owls in North America it is still very hard to find. At least for me...

Great Horned Owl - male

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I found this bird on my second try, following the tip from my friend. Thanks Fred!

As you can see this male Great Horned Owl was well hidden. It was impossible to find the spot that will allow me to photograph him all.

Great Horned Owl - male

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He seemed very relaxed and didn't mind me at all. At one point he started preening, stretching and even showed me his tongue :)

Great Horned Owl - male

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As I was leaving, for some reason, I looked up and bam!!! Another owl, I assume a female, was seating two branches up!

Great Horned Owl - female

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As you can see from this photo she wasn't happy with my presence there. I quickly took couple of photographs and left. I still have a feeling she was about to attack me when I was getting this photograph :)

 

edit 2/5/13:

adding video from that day:

- make sure to watch it in full screen mode - HD (720 or 1080)

Great Horned Owl - video

 

 

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