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Great Grey Owls (35) More files... by Michael Quinton
Bedraggled after a night's rain, a great grey owl shelters her brood in a nest atop a lodgepole pine snag. A breeding couple preen and nuzzle each other frequently in reinforcement of their pair bonds. A lone owl perches at the edge of a clear-cut forest listening for the tell tale sounds of rodents amid the brush below. Michael Quinton shows us the lifecycle of this elusive and little studied raptor as we follow a mated pair through courtship, nesting and rearing of their young in Island Park, Idaho. Text by Michael Quinton.
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) couple allopreening during courtship, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160227 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) couple allopreening during courtship, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) pair silhouetted in tree with captured Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys talpoides), Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160220 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) pair silhouetted in tree with captured Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys talpoides), Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) mated couple silhouetted in a tree, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160214 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) mated couple silhouetted in a tree, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) parent incubating eggs on nest while covered with snow, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160233 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) parent incubating eggs on nest while covered with snow, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) parent with owlets in nest cavity at top of snag, Idaho
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00160041 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) parent with owlets in nest cavity at top of snag, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) brooding female with chick in nest cavity at top of snag in the summer, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160043 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) brooding female with chick in nest cavity at top of snag in the summer, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) parent and owlet in nest at top of a snag in the summer, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160044 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) parent and owlet in nest at top of a snag in the summer, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) parent with chick in nest cavity in the spring, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160034 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) parent with chick in nest cavity in the spring, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) female feeding rodent to chicks while male watches, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160222 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) female feeding rodent to chicks while male watches, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) pair on nest, male with Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys talpoides), Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160221 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) pair on nest, male with Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys talpoides), Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) couple in nest cavity at top of snag in the spring, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160042 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) couple in nest cavity at top of snag in the spring, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) young bird swallowing a chipmunk as its sibling watches, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160223 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) young bird swallowing a chipmunk as its sibling watches, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) one day old chicks in nest with two unhatched eggs, chicks still have white egg teeth used to crack the shells of their eggs, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160229 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) one day old chicks in nest with two unhatched eggs, chicks still have white egg teeth used to crack the shells of their eggs, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) five week old chick climbs fallen branches to perch high in trees, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160230 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) five week old chick climbs fallen branches to perch high in trees, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) young bird balancing on tree branch, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160231 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) young bird balancing on tree branch, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) four week old owlet perching on snag in the spring, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160036 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) four week old owlet perching on snag in the spring, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) four week old owlet on forest floor amid flowers after jumping from nest in the summer, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160037 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) four week old owlet on forest floor amid flowers after jumping from nest in the summer, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) male bathing in a stream on a hot July day, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160235 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) male bathing in a stream on a hot July day, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) male bathing in a stream on a hot July day, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160234 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) male bathing in a stream on a hot July day, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) walking up a submerged log, after bathing, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160236 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) walking up a submerged log, after bathing, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) adult male pouncing on a Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys talpoides), Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160217 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) adult male pouncing on a Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys talpoides), Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) flying, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160216 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) flying, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) adult female flying, North America  -  Michael Quinton
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00160238 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) adult female flying, North America© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) perching on fallen tree on forest floor, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160232 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) perching on fallen tree on forest floor, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) on forest floor with captured Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys talpoides) at its feet, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160218 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) on forest floor with captured Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys talpoides) at its feet, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) male perching in tree with captured Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys talpoides) male, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160219 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) male perching in tree with captured Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys talpoides) male, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) perching on a snag, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160228 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) perching on a snag, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) perching in a tree remnant at the edge of a clearcut, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160215 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) perching in a tree remnant at the edge of a clearcut, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) camouflaged against a tree, North America  -  Michael Quinton
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00160237 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) camouflaged against a tree, North America© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) perching in tree in the winter, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160038 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) perching in tree in the winter, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) camouflaged in tree, summer, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160040 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) camouflaged in tree, summer, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) perching in tree in the winter, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160039 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) perching in tree in the winter, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) in blonde phase perching in tree, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160224 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) in blonde phase perching in tree, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) adult perching on a snag with full moon behind, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160226 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) adult perching on a snag with full moon behind, Idaho© Michael Quinton
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) adult perching in tree, Idaho  -  Michael Quinton
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00160225 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) adult perching in tree, Idaho© Michael Quinton
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