May 16, 2016

Screw off, eh.

Not happy to see us.
This owl nest is well hidden in a willow tree.
We approached by boat. We didn't stay long as we were getting the evil eye.

Bubo virginianus
When clenched, a Great Horned Owl’s strong talons require a force of 28 pounds to open. The owls use this deadly grip to sever the spine of large prey.
source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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