I heard about a Great Horned Owl that had been being harassed by crows since early this morning. It was located in a dense patch of trees in a residential area, but I was able to get a bit of a look at it through the branches.
The crows were fairly relentless in calling at it and going for its tail feathers. Even through the branches, the owl had a very intense energy about it.
This was the first Great Horned Owl I’ve seen in Alaska. Connor was able to photograph it as well, so he is only 11 away from his goal of 200 species (all photographed).
Earlier in the day I had gone out to Galankin Island to check out Caleb’s work on Kitty’s new greenhouse. While visiting with Caleb, I noticed a mayfly perched above the door. It seemed content to stay there in the damp weather, so I took some pictures and left it alone.