20 thoughts on “Waiting for a Setting Sun

  1. swedenole13

    Owls are such aloof creatures! What a great shot with the sun shining so brightly on this old tree before it sets. Nice.

    1. Hi Eliza, that is indeed true. The differences between the feather colors of great horned owls depending on their nesting location and environment is really amazing. They always seem to match perfectly. Hope your weekend is going great.

  2. HI Miriam, I agree and it seems that each great horned owl I come across is perfectly matched for the slightly different environment they live it It is quite amazing how feather color can adapt so locally.

  3. I thought when I saw this that the owl was unusually light colored, but as you mentioned in comments, there is great variation in color. It made me wonder about the surroundings. I’m used to the eastern variety of this owl and they are darker, because our trees are darker. In any event it’s a gorgeous specimen. Isn’t it interesting how many people don’t look up?

    1. HI. We have noticed that the owls around here do indeed blend into their sounding colors very well. One particular group lives in some sandstone cliffs and they are the reddest great horned owls I have ever seen.

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