Thursday, February 18, 2010

Babies in a bucket



At Detroit's Metrobeach, someone stuck a tub in the crotch of a tree, way high up, and this great horned owl nests there every year. February is nesting season, and she's sitting on eggs.

10 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Hope things turn out well for her.

Mason Canyon said...

That is so cute. Beautiful photos.

Stine in Ontario said...

Oh my goodness. She's sitting on eggs NOW?! The hatchlings must be very hardy to survive late winter weather.

VP said...

This is funny, well spotted and nicely caught!

Jacob said...

That is so nice. She's up high, secure and can keep an eye on things!
Nice shots, Mary!

Wolynski said...

You have me inspired - I should be going around, sticking tubs in trees. Adorable photos. That owl looks so smug in there.

merrytait said...

Thank you all--madly working on the fellowship deadline, they'll be delays commenting!

merrytait said...

YUP! EGGS NOW!!!

Rose said...

I can't believe I have missed this! What a hoot!! In more ways than one...nesting in a washtub of all things. But then we had a wren when I was a kid, that could find the weirdest things to build a nest in.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL! (Wrens are like that!) Thanks!! :-D