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Old 03-29-2022, 05:36 PM   #1
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I have been going out to Brazos Bend SP for several years strictly for photography. There is a vast array of wildlife and birds out there. A lot of water, both lakes and marsh, so a lot of water birds. I'll post a thread soon with some of the variation but this thread is about the annual trek for the baby Great-horned owls. They have been nesting near the check in station for several years now and the same tree the past couple. Some days it's a circus there with all the peeps with cameras and binos. The nest area is a bowl where a number of large branches come out of the main trunk. Last Tuesday morning after the severe storms, my wife and I hurried up from the RV to check on the little ones. They had moved up onto a higher bough of the tree out of the bowl. They were able to settle back down in a little while later. Here are a few of the babies wet and dry and mama.

















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Old 03-29-2022, 06:07 PM   #2
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Your pics never disappoint, Bill - great captures!
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Old 03-29-2022, 06:12 PM   #3
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Beautiful as always!
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Old 03-30-2022, 07:57 AM   #4
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Great pics...Thanks for sharing!!
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Old 03-30-2022, 08:17 AM   #5
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I love Brazos Bend. Thanks.
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Old 03-30-2022, 09:19 AM   #6
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Thanks for the photos! I didn't know they were up there, always wondered why there were so many vehicles there.

We are parking our camper there in two weeks, definitely going to check them out now!
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Old 03-30-2022, 09:23 AM   #7
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Fantastic pics !
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Old 03-30-2022, 09:26 AM   #8
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Great photos
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Old 03-30-2022, 09:28 AM   #9
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Your pics never disappoint, Bill - great captures!
John, appreciate it.

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Thanks for the photos! I didn't know they were up there, always wondered why there were so many vehicles there.
We are parking our camper there in two weeks, definitely going to check them out now!
They should be getting out on limbs by then, maybe close to fledging. Watch the gators.

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Old 06-17-2022, 01:28 PM   #10
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Love me some owls.
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Old 06-17-2022, 01:40 PM   #11
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Awesome pics all around! That third pic to me is as good as it gets. Thank you for sharing!
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Old 06-17-2022, 02:05 PM   #12
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Great pics! Those talons ain't no joke.
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Old 06-26-2022, 11:43 AM   #13
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Cool pics!
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Old 06-27-2022, 01:29 PM   #14
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Thanks, guys.
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Old 07-15-2022, 02:49 AM   #15
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Fantastic pics !
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Old 07-15-2022, 07:00 AM   #16
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Old 07-15-2022, 07:18 AM   #17
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Thanks again for sharing!
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Old 07-15-2022, 08:28 AM   #18
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Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!
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Old 07-15-2022, 09:27 AM   #19
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WOW! Very cool pics. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-15-2022, 06:50 PM   #20
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Thank you guys for looking and commenting.
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Old 07-18-2022, 06:50 PM   #21
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Great pics Bill.

And yeah I've seen that circus but didn't know what it was about.

There's another spot near horse shoe lake where they'll gather and face west to catch the sitting sun. Beautiful shots over the grass and large live oaks.

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Old 07-19-2022, 12:16 PM   #22
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Awesome pics Bill!!!!!!!
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Old 07-19-2022, 05:24 PM   #23
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Great pics Bill.

And yeah I've seen that circus but didn't know what it was about.

There's another spot near horse shoe lake where they'll gather and face west to catch the sitting sun. Beautiful shots over the grass and large live oaks.

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Awesome pics Bill!!!!!!!

Thanks, guys. Photogs are a funny bunch. They're like Lemmings, one finds something and everybody has to follow. I pretty much do my own thing now fortunately.
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Old 07-22-2022, 04:49 PM   #24
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Right in my back yard Bill! Id love to shoot with you sometime because your pics are always outstanding!


Sierracharlie out....
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Old 07-22-2022, 04:54 PM   #25
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Amazing pics
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Old 07-22-2022, 05:01 PM   #26
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WOW... that's amazing
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Old 07-22-2022, 05:59 PM   #27
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Outstanding!
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Old 07-23-2022, 06:18 AM   #28
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Old 07-23-2022, 06:34 AM   #29
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Great pics
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Old 07-23-2022, 07:04 AM   #30
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Outstanding pics!

There was an owl on the post at our cattle guard the other day with its back to us. As we drove up it spun its head all the way around and my son nearly jumped out of his skin. He'd never seen one do that. We got a good laugh.
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Old 08-25-2022, 07:53 PM   #31
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Over the top!!!!
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Old 08-25-2022, 08:33 PM   #32
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So cool. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-25-2022, 08:36 PM   #33
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nice, there are more owls at Brazos Bend than anywhere I've been. I have a lot at my place on the coastal bend but not as many BB.
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Old 08-29-2022, 12:27 PM   #34
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Nice Hooters, Bill.
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