Nest Check

Checked in with the expectant mothers this morning, stopping first at the owl near the Open Space Visitor Center, where I got a few better pictures of her.

Open Space Great Horned Owl

Open Space Great Horned Owl

And then it was off to the Rio Grande Nature Center, where we have a Cooper’s Hawk that’s recently started nesting and the other Great Horned Owl that’s been sitting there since early February.  The Cooper’s seems very wary of humans and immediately leaves the nest to a nearby tree until they leave, so I haven’t gotten a good picture of her on the nest, but did get this one of her waiting patiently for me to leave.

Mrs. Cooper

Mrs. Cooper

In this picture, Mrs. Owl seems to be yawning or maybe doing an Ethel Merman impersonation; must be tough after a long night chasing down dinner.

Yawning Owl

Yawning Owl

Rumors are now going around that she may now have babies in that nest.  Someone said they saw one yesterday, but it wasn’t visible this morning.  However, it does look like the larder is filling up – Bunnies – It’s What’s for Dinner!

Owl Chow

Owl Chow

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About joeschelling

Birding, butterflies, nature photography, and travel blog from right here in Albuquerque New Mexico.
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