Great Horned Owl nest update

Its been just a super pleasure to watch two separate nests of Great Horned Owls raise chicks this spring. In 5 years I only ever saw a handful of owls, now this year there are two nests! Daily bird watching in its finest form. This shot is of a chick that is only a few weeks from fledging. They are practicing with their wings and doing some exercise as they leave the nest a bit. Mom is always nearby though incase of any trouble. Estes Park Wildlife Tour Info

This shot was with the Nikon 500mm AF-S II with a 1.7 teleconverter.
Great Horned Owl Chick, Yellow Wood Guiding, Estes Park Tours, Estes Park Wildlife Photography, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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