The Great Horned Owlets in the limestone cave were just a couple of balls of white fluff two weeks ago. Now their feathers are much more fully developed and they have much of their adult markings, but not the distinctive tufts of feathers that give them their name - Great Horned Owl. The owl on the right has his back to the camera and head turned nearly all the way around to the right with the eyes closed. They have been seen stretching their wings on the edge of the cave and may fledge very soon.
This photo and the ones in the previous post were taken from across the river with a 500mm lens and 1.4x Tele-converter = 700mm, and the images were also cropped.
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