great-horned owl breakfast
We stopped in to check on our great-horned owl friends at Tilden Regional Park this evening. The cries of hungry baby owls have long since ceased and I’m guessing they’ve gone (or been escorted by the parents) away to find their own place in the world. The adults are probably enjoying some time alone, building up their energy reserves and getting ready to settle in for the next round of owl-making. We saw this male (guessing based on size) just after sunset bringing a large breakfast snack back towards the grove of trees that seems to be the core of their home territory. A treat to impress the lady perhaps?