Great Horned Owl Nesting at Lake Miramar

About a half a mile from the parking lot as you start around the lake going counter-clockwise is a stand of Eucalyptus trees on the right hand side of the road. There, high up in one of the trees, in an abandoned Red-tailed Hawk’s nest, a Great Horned Owl has taken up residence to raise her two chicks. She stares out balefully from the nest with large yellow eyes; her children occasionally raise their heads and peek out, their eyes also a dark yellow, their bodies still covered with down. Crows in the surrounding trees loudly sound their displeasure at her presence; her kind is their most important predator. I hope she and her family find the area hospitable and stay around.

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

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