Spring Debutante

This year, there’s only one owlet at the Great Horned Owl household. Since the coming-out party, the family’s debutante is poised to become the star of the woods. Birding paparazzi converge and they’re not disappointed.

But first, a Where’s Waldo quiz for you. Can you spot mama and owlet on this tree:

Ok, blame it on my blurry pic. Mama’s on the top of the picture, baby at the bottom. Can’t see clearly? Here are some close-ups:

Mama is always nearby… the lower right of the photo gallery.

And this little one is a natural talent for the movie screen. Here are some photos for the audition portfolio:

Thank you… yes, this fluffy coat is very comfy… I like it too.


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If sheโ€™s not birding by the Pond, Artiโ€™s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Creator of Ripple Effects, bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

20 thoughts on “Spring Debutante”

    1. A new owl baby is the most anticipated event in the woods every year. And we know where to find them, that same area and even the same old tree cavity. ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. These are just fabulous photos. Like Shoreacres, I could easily find mama but owlet required your assistant. That baby is adorable and I love all the facial expressions!


    1. I know it’s hard to see baby in that picture. In real life, not easy either but the big hint is wherever you see people carrying cameras converging then there must be the debutante ball. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Dear Arti, Thank you for sharing these lovely photos of Mama and Baby Owlet!! Very fun!
    God bless, C-Marie


    1. Yes, JoAnn, usually there are two owlets, three must be a riot. Not sure why the single child this year, and just hope the avian flu won’t endanger them. We live in very different locales for birds, will be interesting to see a different kind of owls. ๐Ÿ™‚

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