Friday, October 7, 2011

Great Horned Owls in Flight

Another bit from Raptor Sunday:



As a commenter wrote on Flickr, I'm sure Sandy meant to do that! Owls can become pretty strongly attached to humans, and I'm sure it was just Sandy's way of making us feel less jealous about her ability to fly. This video was taken in the Indiana Raptor Center's flight barn, where their Great Horned Owls are becoming accustomed to flying, and where their progress can be monitored. Next year, they'll be adding on to it substantially, in addition to other renovations on their property in Nashville, Indiana.

3 comments:

  1. We used to have some Great Horned Owls living in the metal rafters of a shade structure in the ceramics yard at Montana State University. They kept the yard free of pigeons (and ground squirrels).

    Interesting to see that young Sandy isn't as quiet a flyer as Allen is.

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  2. I went through your entire photo set after your first post and saw this too. :D

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  3. I volunteer at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix (AZ) -- we have a great horned owl who has adopted our pond. Also elf owls who like to move into the "boots" in saguaros (holes pecked out by gila woodpeckers and gilded flickers -- once the woodpeckers raise their brood, they abandon these boots and other creatures move in).

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