The barred owls have been hanging out in the same tree for weeks now. This is my 2nd trip out to Circle B Bar Reserve in February and they were still there. One has been hiding in the moss high up in the tree. While I was taking a picture, I saw movement behind the owl and realized another owl landed on the next branch. The tree is right at a very busy intersection at the park near the parking lot. Little did I (or most anyone else) know at this time that they had a nest tucked in there somewhere. Weeks later, tiny baby owls showed up. More on those later.
When I first got to the park, I stopped by the baby great horned owls but they were still pretty sleepy. It was cold that morning so they were all fluffed up and down low in the tree. I headed out to the trails instead of standing around with the crowd to wait for them to wake up.
Later, before heading home for lunch, I stopped by the baby owls again. This time they were awake and very curious. At times they would check out what was going on below and other times they seemed bored and yawned. I snapped a handful of pictures and then took off. Time for lunch.