This one was taken near first light the morning after our near 24 hour long snow event a few weeks back. Mom seemed to have stayed the night in the nest, presumably helping to keep the chicks warm and out of the snow. The family seemed pretty miserable, but all three chicks made it through. In this one, mom is in behind two of the chicks that are visible.
“End of a Miserable Night”
Technical details: Canon EOS 7D camera, EF500mm f/4.5L USM lens, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/200 sec
This image was taken of a GHOW nest this year that was located in a park not too far from my house. The owlets have recently left the nest, but will be dependent on mom until near the end of this summer. This pair of “Cat-Owls” have used this cavity in this snag for their nest site for at least the past three years. I will be sharing more images taken from the nest over the next week or so.
Technical details: Canon EOS 7D camera, EF500mm f/4.5L USM lens, ISO 640, f/6.3, 1/160 sec