I heard about this Great-horned Owl nest located at the Heron Rookery up by Kabetogama. So I took the drive to check it out.
There are two baby owlets in this picture along with the adult owl. The twin owlet stayed hidden behind the tree trunk the entire time I was there, which wasn’t too long because the bugs were a buzzin’.
It is amazing that the Owl nest is located among the Great Blue Herons nest – I think the Owls took over an old Heron nest. The Owls don’t seem to bother the Herons too much – the Herons were still tending nests.
While taking some photos I heard something grunting in the woods and then something went running through the brush. I think it may have been a bear! When I got back out to the road, there was a “waste canister site” right in line with where I had been.
Out in the ditch of the road, I found this nice clump of Yellow Lady Slippers.