Saturday, February 7, 2015

Very urban owls: Great Horned Owl pair living at La Quinta Inn

I have been staying in this La Quinta Inn in Colorado Springs and one evening I heard a Great Horned Owl calling. I spotted it on the tower of the motel.
When I told the desk clerk Monica she said that there had been a pair of these owls that had frequented the motel for several years.
The next day the one Great Horned Owl perched on the faux balcony of the tower all day long. Then near dusk a second owl was there, clearly a mated pair.
The pair perched near each other until dark then hooted for awhile before flying off to hunt.
This area is commercial with several motels, several restaurants, a multiplex theater, a shopping center across the street, and the World Arena sports and entertainment center down the street. All that urban character is broken by a pond across the street that draws a lot of waterfowl, and two more small lakes within a few miles that do provide a little nature to the area. And these owls have apparently adapted to this big city living. SeEtta

Time out for surgery

Had to take a brake to have surgery which was successful and now healing pretty well. SeEtta