They’ve come back, the Great Horned Owl couple. Their perennial arrival to nest is as predictable as the grass turning green and the leaves bursting out from the bare branches. They even check into the same abode.
After a long wait since April, I finally got to see the new addition last week. This time, an only child.
Here’s baby peeking out to feast on the sights and sounds of spring:
A close-up of this spring baby:
Mom or Dad is always watching close by, here basking in the evening sun:
Yesterday, it’s baby’s day out. Where’s Waldo?
Look up, there he is, at the top of the tree trunk:
Trying out wings:
and showing off a downy coat:
As always, Mom is nearby, ever watchful:
Posing for all the nature paparazzi below, here it is, the feat of turning your head 180º:
Enjoy while you can, soon you’ll be an empty nester, too soon.