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Stately Great Horned Owl | by Tomcod
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Stately Great Horned Owl

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I went for a hike in the forest on Monday and saw a murder of crows of making a big commotion and dive bombing this Great Horned Owl who seemed quite unperturbed. I was able take several frames at a distance before this stately bird flew from its tormentors. This image is severely cropped but it is what it is !


The ears of a Great Horned Owl behave somewhat like a dog's ears. When the owl is content or merely curious, they are upright. When the owl is upset or angry the ears flop down close to the head !

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Taken on June 6, 2011