I'm an avid birder and nature photographer wishing to share some of my sightings & images taken while out in the "wilds" of Cape Ann and surrounding New England countryside. More images can be found on my web site at New England Birds Plus Enjoy, Phil Brown

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Great Horned Owls - Mt Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA - May 22, 2011

A few more photos and two videos of both the young and adult Great Horned Owls that nested in the Mt Auburn Cemetery this spring. First a photo of one of the adults sitting in the Dell with a rabbit in it's talons, breakfast for the young owls?

A brief video showing the owl above and it's mate being mobbed by a dozen or so Crows as it watched the nest from a few hundred feet away.

An image of one of the young owlets sitting just outside of the nest as it preens.

and a brief video of the two young owlets with myself and several other photographers, birders and generla public chatting in the background.

Great Horned Owls - May 22, 2011 - Mt. Auburn Cemetery from Phil Brown on Vimeo.
A pair of young Great Horned Owls spent their days in a spike filled Hawthorne Tree. This was shot a few days prior to the leaving the nest. The 2nd owlet is at the end of the video, sitting 20' higher in the tree than it's sibling.