Juvenile screech owl with the 7D MK2 at ISO 8,000

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Re: Juvenile screech owl with the 7D MK2 at ISO 8,000
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Krusty79 wrote:

Justme wrote:

Krusty79 wrote:

Beautiful photo. Good thing for us photographers that the juvenile owls don't know how to hide as well as the parents.

Thanks. You are so right. When they leave the nest, the young stick together so if you find one, you find them all. One of the parent owls is close by watching over them. I find the owls mainly when other birds find them first and sound the alert. I follow the alert calls and it leads me to the owls.

I recently photographed a couple of fledgling western screech owls. They were near the nest cavity, standing near each other. After we had been photographing them for a while, we realized there was an adult a couple feet away, brilliantly camouflaged in a long crack in a branch. No wonder the adults are so hard to find if they are not being mobbed by other birds.

Awesome.  Thanks for sharing that experience.   While the adult birds know how to hide, unfortunately the young eventually give them away

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