May 7, 2009

Great Horned Owl photos

A Great Horned Owl perched along Wisconsin Avenue in Racine. Photo/Kim House

Racine resident Kim House sent in some amazing photos of a Great Horned Owl perched in a tree outside of his house on Wisconsin Avenue. Kim saw the nearly 3-foot-tall owl after hearing several squawking crows trying to scare away the predator. One little boy walking past the owl got wide-eyed and exclaimed, "Harry Potter!"

Big thanks to Kim for sending in these photos. If you have photos you'd like to share, send them to:

If you look carefully, you can see the owl in the lower left corner and a squawking crow in the upper right. Photo/Kim House

Another view of the majestic bird. Photo/Kim House


  1. Awesome photo ! Thank you Kim for sharing your talents and thank you to RacinePost for finding the beauty in Racine !

  2. Great photo Kim!

  3. A big owl flew over us the other day by Waxdale. It was really something to see. While there are plenty of owls in the area, because of their nocturnal nature, it's rare to see them.

  4. Lunch anyone? I hear that they make a great stew.

  5. Apparently owls are very sociable as I carried on a conversation with what had to be a great horned owl on Monday in middle of night, though it was to dark to see. As my son and I were unloading my van after driving into garage at 2 AM, we heard a series of hoo hoo hoo's in huge spruce just above our heads. So we responded with hoots, and the owl immediately returned our call at least three times. Later in bed, I continued to hear the hoots. I suspect it was keeping watch over the mouse hole entrance beneath our garage slab and was undeterred by garage doors, car doors, or human chatter a few feet away. Probably same owl I spotted in broad daylight 2/17/05 when crows were harrassing it. All this on Daisy Lane south of Taylor.