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Great Horned Owl Chick     _12v02 Explored | by DennisKirkland
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Great Horned Owl Chick _12v02 Explored

I was fortunate enough to find this fledged Great Horned Owl Chick sitting ouitside on a pole at the inside corner between two adjoining farm buildings near Summer Lake, Oregon. While focussed on this youngster I heard some chomping/clacking noises emminating from the ground just behind me. Turning around to see what was the cause of the noise I saw this bird's brother or sister sitting on the ground insisting I was too close for it's comfort...I excused my intrusion, backed away and began photographing it, as well. All in all, noone hurt and the two birds remained sitting in the same positions as I found them when I departed. All rights reserved.

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Taken on March 10, 2011