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Great Horned Owl at Forest Hills

I had been hearing reports of a nesting pair of great horned owls and two owlets at Forest Hills Cemetery. I went by the cemetery yesterday to see if I could find any of them.

I found one of the owls high up in a hemlock tree. Since I couldn’t see any feather tufts on its head, I suspect this is one of the juveniles, although its size is already intimidating.

Great horned owl resting on a hemlock branch
Great horned owl resting on a hemlock branch

Thanks to arbotopia for the tip.

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