I’ve mentioned before how quiet the redwood forests are.
We drove up to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to find a new trail to walk, but got distracted by news there was a Great Grey Owl hanging around.
Found this one on a fairly low branch of a redwood, along the edge of a large meadow. He seemed not to notice the dozen or more photographers and tripods set up between him and his prey, neither did he respond to the cacophony of tripping shutters whenever he’d turn his head!
And then he flew!
The flight was only about 20 feet to a slightly better vantage point for the meadow…atop the post for a missing antenna for the park campground kiosk. All the photographers were set up only 20 feet from this new roost!