Oh, wow. Oh, woowee. Or is that who, whoo, whooo …..
My second favorite place to go birding is Lake Mattamuskeet.
I did a quick day trip yesterday – and got a delightful surprise!
My first ever great horned owl.
She and I spent spent some 35 minutes watching each other.
Eventually she walked toward the trunk and her camouflage took over and she disappeared.
A proper bald eagle scowl.
Usually I am the watcher. Today I found myself being the observed species by this osprey.
The tiny fluffs of feathers on each side of this double-crested cormorant’s head are his “crests”.
Only the mature double-crested cormorant has the crests.
There are none on the immature bird at the lower right.
This is a first for me and my camera – a great horned owl.
Truly a mouthful…for this great blue heron.