We have a great horned owl family in a park, at the edge of town. We had to wade through water to see them.

WIW: Columbia Anytime Outdoor boot cut pants, waterproof Timberland boots, and a new Eddie Bauer soft shell jacket. The wind was howling when we got to the park, so much so that I had a hard time opening the car door. The jacket was just perfect for the wind. I got it with our upcoming trip to Alaska in mind. My Timberland boots are old and kind of ratty looking, but still waterproof!

Two babies were still in the nest, but the third one had left it. It can’t fly yet, but is moving around the tree, getting stronger. This behavior is called branching. The adult owl is the mother. We didn’t see the father, but he was probably nearby. The final picture is my husband. He goes birding four to five hours every day. He’s really living his best life!

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