Birds - William H Wiley

Nature and Wildlife Images in the Wild

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William H. Wiley


1221 Rockhurst Dr.

Lincoln, NE 68510

Great Horned Owl in Burnt Forest

On a “washboard” gravel road in Grand Teton National Park this immature owl was spotted in the distant trees. The surrounding forest was mostly black, burned by the Berry fire in 2016. Over the next hour, the owl never moved, but turned his head numerous times to show that he was attentive enough to spot a mouse 25 yards away. Great horned owls live between 10-15 years in the wild if they are not preyed on by another animal and have been known to live up to 30 years in captivity.