Great Horned Owl Photos © Bill Schmoker

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Backyard Great Horned Owl, Boulder County, Colorado, 7/07.

Great Horned Owl, Pueblo County, Colorado, 4/07.

Great Horned Owl, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/06.

Great Horned Owl, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/06.

Great Horned Owl on nest, Weld County, Colorado, 4/05.

Hatch-year Great Horned Owl, Chatfield State Park, Jefferson County, Colorado, 8/04.

Branching Great Horned Owl chick, Pueblo County, Colorado, 5/04.

Great Horned Owl in flight, Weld County, Colorado, 4/04.

Great Horned Owl in flight, Weld County, Colorado, 4/04.

Great Horned Owl in flight, Weld County, Colorado, 4/04.

Great Horned Owl on nest (left of trunk) with chicks (right of trunk), Weld County, Colorado, 4/04.

Great Horned Owl, Gunbarrel, Boulder County, Colorado, 12/14/03.

Same(?) Great Horned Owl as below (note right eye pathology. I believe the damaged cornea seen below has scarred over. Owl photographed near same location as below one year ago.) 12/14/03

Great Horned Owl with eye damage, Boulder, Colorado, 12/15/02.

Great Horned Owl on a rock ledge, John Martin Reservoir, Bent County, Colorado, 10/03.

Great Horned Owl, Union Reservoir, Longmont, Colorado, 3/13/03.

Great Horned Owl, Union Reservoir, Longmont, Colorado, 3/13/03. Hungry chicks are somewhere nearby on the nest, so the owls abandon their night-only hunting when necessary.

Great Horned Owl, Union Reservoir, Longmont, Colorado, 3/13/03. Probably would have been the best bird shot I've ever taken if it didn't fly behind a twiggy tree just as I triggered the shutter. Oh, well.

Great Horned Owl, Union Reservoir, Longmont, Colorado, 3/13/03. Swooping up for a landing in this shot.

Great Horned Owl, Union Reservoir, Longmont, Colorado, 3/13/03. Of course, being out in daylight has its disadvantages, like getting harassed by crows. Turnabout is fair play, though, and a Great Horned Owl will predate crows (especially young crows on the nest) if it finds them at night.

Great Horned Owl, Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas, 8/02.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org