Fledgling Great Horned Owl in a granary windowFledgling Great Horned Owl in a granary window – Nikon D200, tripod mounted, f7.1, 1/125, ISO 320, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited

I had forgotten about this file, it was taken three years ago yesterday. The Great Horned Owlet was resting in the window of and old granary in Glacier County, Montana in the golden light of early morning. This owlet was younger than its siblings, it was smaller and hadn’t started to get its ear tufts yet. There is something very appealing to me about owls perching on old, weather worn wood.

I’m extremely fond of owls, it might be their forward facing eyes that draws me to them. Of course I love all birds but to me owls are special.