The 2 Great Horned Owlets are getting so big ;)
May 1, 2015...my mother would have been celebrating her 100 th birthday today.
She has been gone for nearly 22 years and I miss her always and forever.
I have not had a lot of freedom to use the desktop computer this week, as the husby pretty much took it over. He is one of the officers for his Blackhawk Vietnam Veterans group and acts as secretary. They will have their annual reunion next week and he has had much to take care of in preparation. That being said, I was not able to visit as many of you, as I had hoped and I apologize and will make it up this week.
Tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby, and other than watching the races this first Saturday in May, I am not a sports fan, unless it is one of my grandchildren playing.
Bob Baffert has 2 horses in the big race of the day...American Pharaoh and Dortmund, and he is my favorite trainer. Of these 2 horses, though I have no money on any of them, I am going to go for American Pharaoh, and see what happens. It is all in fun. I would so love to be there both at the Kentucky Oaks that was held today, as well as the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, but it is just not going to work out.
For the past 5 weeks I have been using Chemo cream on my face to get rid of some bad cells. It has not been pleasant and I look like I have a very bad sunburn and an even worse case of Chickenpox in different phases of erupting, to peeling from healing. It will take another few weeks to be myself again.
Have a wonderful weekend and a wonderful week~
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The adult female Great Horned Owl awaits her next move and some rest in the woods behind her nest~
Oh My Gosh I am so going to miss them~
Google made the changes in the image below~
When I first arrived on this visit, I never even saw the adult upon the nest...oops!
The adult female took a meal she was treating herself to from the nest rim and flew with it pretty far into the woods. It tested my 70/300 lens to the limits and I had to edit these images a bunch to be able to share them at all. At the very end of this post, Google has enhanced and made a video snippet, using this next set of images~
Great Horned Owls can hear ten times better than we humans can hear~
Love, love, love this image. I even made it my screensaver. The one on left is like, who are you and what are you doing with that thing hanging from your neck and the other one is smiling and saying, oh it is just that bird lady again ;)
The owlet on the right was stretching those ever growing wings~
This was kind of comical. The owlet on the right was wanting to lie down beside the nest mate on the nest, but it was kind of blocked by the sleeping owlet.
What to do...what to do?
First some wing stretches, maybe the young owlet will awaken and catch on...move over I said...
No... not to be!
OK, let's think about this, for they are wise owls afterall.
The owlet thought it over and decided to take a flying leap over the mate and just as it was landing, it made a forward dive, but used those powerful wings to steady itself and whew, it could now rest as well~
Look how wonderful the young owlets wings feathers have come in, as well as the tail feathers which are not visible~
The adult female is always in view of the young Owlets and she is also watched over by the male, who when the Crows come to harass her, he will hoot hoo from the woods and it is something amazing to hear too~
You can hear at least 8 vocalizations of the Great Horned Owls on this web site~
Google enhancement made this video clip, using 5 of my mosaics~