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    adult and immature Great Horned Owls in Farmington Hills, Michigan

    .....sadly, in the fall of 2008, the utility companies cleared all vegetation within ~50 feet of the power lines and this tree was part of the casualties.

    kelley girl, asis k. chatt, Ray-48, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. kelley girl 85 months ago | reply

      I wanna squeeze the owlet! He looks like a big puff of down!!
      I know...squeezing would not be either intelligent or kind, but it was the first thing that crossed my mind!
      What an awesome photo!! Lucky you to catch it!!

    2. Bertrando© 85 months ago | reply

      Very interesting shot! Excellent!

      This photo took my BREATH away

      Pls add this photo to the
      BREATHTAKING group

    3. asis k. chatt 85 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called * Free N A T U R E *, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      The Nature Group

    4. Ray-48 85 months ago | reply

      I love this shot.

    5. perryeck 85 months ago | reply

      Great catch. Thanks for sharing.
      The Nature Group

    6. diffuse 85 months ago | reply

      Must have been a thrill to see these!

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      Seen in Owls (?)

    7. Stylurus 85 months ago | reply

      All, thanks for your comments and invitations.

    8. dubonnet [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

      This photo took my BREATH away

      BREATHTAKING
      Awesome capture!

    9. Len Janes Photography 85 months ago | reply

      Great capture, nice shot.

      This photo took my BREATH away

      BREATHTAKING

    10. Stylurus 85 months ago | reply

      thanks, dubonnet and Len Janes

    11. AmyWoodward 85 months ago | reply

      Great photo! I've heard Great Horned Owls but I've never seen their nest--so thank you for sharing it.

    12. Stylurus 85 months ago | reply

      thanks for the comment, AmyWoodward

    13. gastonCc 85 months ago | reply

      Wow!!!
      Pretty cool nest!

    14. Stylurus 85 months ago | reply

      thanks, ccindigirard and gcassus

    15. LuvMI 85 months ago | reply

      That's so cool, lucky you!

    16. Stylurus 85 months ago | reply

      LuvMI , I see today that the parents and young have moved from the nest tree farther into an adjacent woodlot. They'll be better protected from the weather now.

    17. Photographer in Alberta 74 months ago | reply

      Ohh what a beautiful photo!! The young one looks huge to me to still be in the downy feathers! Don't you just love those little heart shaped faces? How lucky you are to see them! :^ )

      I was lucky to see and photograph a nest of GHO with 3 little ones in it, last year. Something I will never forget.

    18. Stylurus 74 months ago | reply

      This was a pleasant find ... and near the parking lot at work where I could keep tabs on them.

    19. EncyclopediaOfLife 45 months ago | reply

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