Irma Biddle snapped this photo of a great horned owl nest near Fieldstone on Marco Island. Irma writes, "We'd been keeping an eye on the nest for the past month. As dusk settled we would see Mama and Daddy owl begin their prowl of the night sky. Last week we spotted movement in the nest. The babies were flapping their wings, strenghtening them for their venture into the world."
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