Wandering around Sauvie Island this weekend I came across a great find. Portland Audubon's instructor Ricky Allen who was looking through a spotting scope at a grove of mature cottonwood trees across the road. He was very welcoming, even after my questionable episode of panic-braking followed by a too-sharp u-turn.
His enthusiastic call out to me while we were watching the duet of two GREAT HORNED OWLS from different positions of "Jack, it doesn't get any better than this" was as priceless as the experience itself.
I have never before observed an interaction of this quality among adults.
Five Photos: Thank you Ricky