WHAT TO SEE NOW: GREAT HORNED OWLS

Colorado Outdoors Online

YOTB_stacked_KIn celebration of the Year of the Bird, we will highlight some of the birds and their behaviors that you can observe at certain times throughout the year.

GH-owl-chick-Wayne-D-Lewis-DSC_0070 A young great horned owlet shares its nest with its mother and two siblings. All photos by © Wayne D. Lewis/CPW

Nothing sparks the attention of a neighborhood like a new family moving in. On a quiet block of well-kept, mid-century homes, an unlikely pair took up residence in a penthouse condo formerly occupied for years by . . . red-tailed hawks?? Yep, these aren’t the typical new suburban arrivals, they are great horned owls. This pair, and especially their offspring, have united neighbors much more than backyard BBQs and block parties ever would.

I learned about the nest from a supervisor, and when a supervisor suggests someone get some photos, it’s pretty smart career-wise to grab a camera and go. I’m glad…

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