Great Horned Owl Photo Essay
I have been going through photo's that I took over the last year and thought I would share some of them in a photo essay format. My first subject has always been a favorite bird for many. The Great Horned Owls will begin to nest soon so it seemed fitting to start with our earliest nesters. I hope you enjoy these photos! Click here to see the gallery.
Photo Log 10/25
Evening Grosbeak. Click on photo to access the photo log.
After several days of sleet and snow in the Burns area, I took a drive out to Malheur NWR HQ's to check on avian conditions. The Narrows were very productive. Notable was an Eurasian Wigeon with a group of American Wigeon, 500 dowitchers and 50 peeps too far away for id. On Sod House Lane there was a Rough-legged Hawk hanging out where a Red-shouldered hawk had been seen most of the late summer and into early fall. HQ's has seen a definite change in the birds being seen there. Pine Siskins are now the most plentiful bird seen at the feeders and in the trees. There are still White-crowned Sparrows but I saw no Golden-crowned and only 1 White-throated Sparrow. I could not buy a warbler of any species and saw just 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglets. After a late summer and early fall explosion of Red-breasted Nuthatches at the refuge, not a single individual was observed this afternoon. There are a few Varied Thrush still present and a small group of Evening Grosbeaks were eyeing the feeders. I have had very active feeders at home so photos from those feeders are included in the log. Photos from today can be seen by clicking on the Evening Grosbeak photo.