Great-horned Owl babies are really funny looking. I can't resist taking photos of them on the rare occasion that I actually get to see them. Now is the time of year to see the white fur balls in the nest with Mom. I had a great opportunity to photograph this scene last week in Palmyra NJ.
Some amateur guy with a little camera got too close to the tree trying to photograph the raccoon that you saw a few days ago in my other post and scared Mom out of the nest. Here are the babies looking for Mom. Take a close look and you can see the "horns" already trying to poke out of their fluffy heads.
On my quest to be competitive in this stupid contest, there are some common birds that seem to be avoiding me. One of them is the White-crowned Sparrow, a bird that is not "common" by any means, but I thought I would have run across one given the fact that I have been out birding like a nut. I finally got the bird at Bombay Hook last weekend. Whew.