Thursday after we got here I took Katie out for a walk and looked up and there was a Great Horned Owl roosting in the tree overhead. I couldn't believe it; I've never seen an owl in the wild before. I took a bunch of photos and these were the best:
|Great Horned Owl|
I walked around the tree and used my zoom lens to get the best close-up I could.
I thought this final one was funny - I think it was giving me the "stink eye." Like - "Let me sleep!"
Isn't it beautiful?
Thursday evening we walked around the park again and discovered the owl's nest. As I was looking at it and trying to get a good shot, a few other campers came over with their cameras to see what I had found. Below is the best shot I could get, but I wasn't sure what it was. One of the men said it was the tail feathers of the owl. I wasn't sure about that because the coloring was wrong and I don't think owls have long tail feathers like this - but this is the photo, what do you think?
Yesterday we were walking around again in that part of the park and went to check out the owl's nest, and we were lucky to find an owl sitting on the nest. I think I even got a shot of an owlet. You may have to click on these photos to see what I'm talking about.
So, first of all - look at this picture. It looks to me like there is a bird laying in front of the owl, and I think it is this bird's tail feathers that are showing in the photo above. I think this is food for the owl family.
The next picture - see the broken egg shell? Right above it appears to be a perfect owl face, a little owlet.
|Owlet sitting over a broken egg shell.|
See under the arrow, I've circled it.
|Look at that little face. :)|
|Such a stern look - okay, okay, we're leaving.|
I've found a few other nests, one is particularly interesting - I'll post it next time. There are lots of birds here and I'm told the Roadrunners are very friendly, so maybe I'll get a great shot of one. Keeping my fingers crossed.
The weather has been warm and breezy, but a huge wind storm is expected, so I'm hunkering down. It will be coming from the west, and then the north/northwest, and I think I'm in a perfect spot. The Palms is facing west so we won't be broadsided by the wind, and I have a hill close by to the north which should eliminate some of the wind.
This campground is quite close to the Mexican border, and throughout the day I see Border Patrol vehicles driving through the park. Right next to Pancho Villa State Park is the small town of Columbus, and I plan to take Katie there on a walk. Maybe later today depending on the wind, which is pretty strong right now. The library has free wireless and I need better wireless than I can get through my phone to download some programs that have been lining up.
I'm having a heck of a time getting Blogger to Save, Preview or Publish - is anyone else having this issue? I keep getting an error message - over and over and over. :(
WELCOME to our newest Follower, Cheryl Ann! I can see your photo and name under the "Members" section of Me and My Dog, but can't pull up anything about you. I don't know if it's my Internet connection (which appears to be good) or if it's a Blogger issue. I'll check back later and see if you have a blog or other information I can add. Thanks for following along with me and Katie, Cheryl Ann! We are happy to have you on board! :)
Happy Saturday, everyone, from Me and Katie! :)