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Great horned owl... (birds desert ). Photo by Tsurai
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Great horned owl...

Uploaded by: Tsurai

Tuesday March 12, 2013

Phoenix, AZ (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This female found a very safe place to build her nest -- in the arms of a big saguaro, 20 feet off the ground. From the size of it, the nest looks like it's been in use for years.


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4. floridabarb
6:41 PM GMT on March 30, 2013
I always feel grateful when I view your images! Many thank yous!
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3. tazphotogal
6:12 PM GMT on March 13, 2013
She looks like she is giving you the look Tsurai. Like, hey, get away, I found it first :0) Love the Owl, hopefully you can catch the babies for us and share some more. :0) Karen
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2. Tsurai
3:47 AM GMT on March 13, 2013
Interesting, Catilac! This one was huge -- not near water, so not ospreys, and not likely to be eagles (though they're not unkown in the area). My guess would be it was originally built by ravens.
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1. catilac
3:40 AM GMT on March 13, 2013
Yes, she scouted around and found this existing nest, Owls do not build their own nests, nice find!
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About Tsurai


I'm fortunate enough to live 'way up on the northwestern coast of northern California, an area sometimes referred to as The Humboldt Nation, or the land behind the redwood curtain. Work takes me on the road six months a year, but the rest of the time is mine to surf, kayak, fish, watch birds, and of course take photographs of this remarkable region. Create your own visitor map!

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