Great Horned Owlets in various nesting stages. Proofsheet

A Photo Gallery By Mike Trewet

Owlets like the Great Horned Owl species nest almost everywhere you can imagine from tree cavities to man-made nesting boxes that farmers put up to help keep the mice down around their farms and barns I have also found nests on top or light poles and in abandoned buildings. To find this group of owls you need to look carefully in every tree weather that is a cottonwood tree in an urban valley or a pine tree in the mountains that borders a meadow. This is a very diverse owl that works hard in al

Great Horned Owls 8642  (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owls 8642 (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owlet 9214  (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owlet 9214 (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owlets 8844 ( Bubo virginianus )
Great Horned Owlets 8844 ( Bubo virginianus )
Great Horned Owl 3176 ( Bubo Virginianus )
Great Horned Owl 3176 ( Bubo Virginianus )
Great Horned Owl 7139  (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owl 7139 (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owl 2844  (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owl 2844 (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owls 3646  ( Bubo Virginianus )
Great Horned Owls 3646 ( Bubo Virginianus )
Great Horned Owl 3408  (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owl 3408 (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owlet 3467 ( Bubo Virginianus )
Great Horned Owlet 3467 ( Bubo Virginianus )
Great Horned Owlets 4912  (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owlets 4912 (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owlet 6943  (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owlet 6943 (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owlet 4851  (Bubo Virgininaus)
Great Horned Owlet 4851 (Bubo Virgininaus)


Great Horned Owlets in various nesting stages. Details

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Photo 1. Great Horned Owls 8642 (Bubo Virgininaus). May and the Great Horned Owlets are now about three weeks old and very curious about what is going on around their cottonwood tree.Most Great Horned Owls hatch mostly two young owlets sometimes you will find them with three!

Photo 2. Great Horned Owlet 9214 (Bubo Virgininaus). Great Horned Owl nested in this tree cavity so that the Ravens would not bother them.The adult Great Horned Owl had its first nest destroyed by Ravens so it moved lower in the trees to this hollow cavity to hatch its young.

Photo 3. Great Horned Owlets 8844 ( Bubo virginianus ). Great Horned Owlets peeking out of their nesting cavity in a cottonwood tree at Antelope Island State Park in northern Utah.

Photo 4. Great Horned Owl 3176 ( Bubo Virginianus ). Great Horned Owlets In a tree alongside an old homestead home in Box Elder County in northern Utah on May 20th 2016 the dry farms in the area run up against the western desert a great habitat for the Owls.

Photo 5. Great Horned Owl 7139 (Bubo Virgininaus). Great Horned Owls making use of a man made nesting box in an old pole hay shed.This nesting box has been on this pole for the last ten years and has been nested in every year.

Photo 6. Great Horned Owl 2844 (Bubo Virgininaus). Adult Great Horned owl stands at the front of the nesting box it may be feeding time.This Adult Great Horned Owl has been in the nesting box for a few hours and the two owlets inside are getting restless.

Photo 7. Great Horned Owls 3646 ( Bubo Virginianus ). An old pole hay shed holds a nesting box placed their many years ago Great Horned Owls have nested here every spring giving birth from two to three Owlets each year.

Photo 8. Great Horned Owl 3408 (Bubo Virgininaus). Adult Great Horned Owl sits atop a post reassuring its young owlet after it climbed up that same post.

Photo 9. Great Horned Owlet 3467 ( Bubo Virginianus ). In the Ogden Valley in Northern Utah an old pole hay barn hosts a pair of Great Horned Owls and Owlets.

Photo 10. Great Horned Owlets 4912 (Bubo Virgininaus). Great Horned Owlets huddle together on a branch.

Photo 11. Great Horned Owlet 6943 (Bubo Virgininaus). Great Horned Owlet has worked its way onto a small branch away from the safety of its nest.

Photo 12. Great Horned Owlet 4851 (Bubo Virgininaus). Owlets like the Great Horned Owls leave the nest and start crawling and walking the branches of the trees they nest in.