Tuesday, January 21, 2014

You're Such a Hoot!

There is a reason behind the title...

Today I had a training in Las Cruces (NM) at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.  As we were walking back into the building from lunch, we saw these!  Can you see them?!
They are two, HUGE, Great Horned Owls!  You know I was totally excited when I saw them and had to whip out my camera (which I always carry, of course).  They were just chillin' up there.

At first I thought they were "fake" until...the one on the right moved his head and blinked his eyes.  It was totally awesome!  I have never seen a wild owl, just some in a zoo.  I could not wait to get home and blog about them and my photos.
Here is a good close-up.  Pretty cool, huh?
Give a hoot!  Don't pollute!  LOL  (Well, I needed a good closing that was appropriate for my post.)

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  1. I'm sort of freaked out and entranced by them all at the same time. Owls are so neat. Glad you had your camera with you!!

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    1. Yes, Lydia! I agree! That word definitely described me today - "entranced". I just stood there watching them.

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  2. GREAT photos! They do look fake but because they're so pretty!

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    1. I agree, Katy! I had to go back to the same place today for a training and they were still there (or there again). :) This was the highlight of my week, thus far.

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  3. Second GHO I've seen online today. The other person said that if you see a GHO baby on the gorund, to leave it alone, the parents WILL guard it and teach it to fly.

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    1. Really, Joy? That's interesting and even more so that someone else posted about these beauties.

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  4. Love it! Don't know that I would have even noticed! Glad you did!

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    1. Well...someone else noticed before me so I'm glad they did! :)

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