Saturday, January 24, 2009



Look closely and you'll see them (click n the image for a larger view). 

This is a female great horned owl sitting on nest. My friend Kristina is the naturalist at Palmyra Cove Nature Park, which is directly across the Delaware river from Philadelphia. I visited the park on Friday, specifically to see this owl. Kristina had left me a directions and a map. Fortunately, she was there and able to go with me to the site. Otherwise I would have never spotted the owl. 

12 comments:

Chesney said...

Great image and what else better for "eyes" than an owl!

jo said...

I'd have missed that owl, myself. Good catch!

When I go to the beaver pond looking for frogs, if there are kids on the boardwalk they'll be'll shouting and pointing. Then I can find them.

Danudin said...

How dare you wake him, don't you know it's the middle of the day!

top5cats said...

Nice catch on those eyes and the feathers are very detailed. I'd be there every day trying to get the rest of him.

ellens365 said...

Every one had good eyes to get this amazing shot. What a good friend. Seems early to be nesting but I know nothing

Debra said...

Very cool shot.

Madelaine said...

Gorgeous owl, gorgeous eyes, gorgeous shot!

LauraHinNJ said...

I'd only looked at what you'd sent me on my iPod and hadn't seen the *owl* there at all... only those beautiful feathers.

Very neat!

DART said...

Awesome! What a neat photo to be able to take!

365photosin2009 said...

He's pretty well camouflaged, I'd say. Nice shot, Steve!

alibony365 said...

This is fascinating - the colors, textures, and those hidden eyes peering out at me. Cool!

gregworld said...

Thanks for a great day out Steve and the views of the owl!