Spring’s Here

Natural Moments

In fits and starts, it seems Spring has finally arrived around here. With a couple of days this week showing up with clouds, a touch of snow on the mountains, a little rain and even unheard-of foggy days, this weekend has returned to sunny warm conditions perfect for being outside and seeing what’s going on. After checking on several reported locations for nesting Great Horned Owls, I finally tracked down a new one this week across the river close to Rio Rancho. Without too many possibilities for where it might be, it turned out to be fairly easy to spot.

Great Horned Owl Great Horned Owl

Returning a week later with some friends, not only did we see Mom sitting on the nest but looking around the nearby trees, this time spotted Dad keeping an eye on things.

Great Horned Owl Great Horned Owl

(Click on the picture to zoom in on this guy and those…

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