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I was safe  social-distancing birding in my front yard this mid-morning when I surprised to hear a great horned owl.  It was roosting in a nearby dense Canary Island Pine.  Several crows and a Cooper's Hawk were harassing it which went on for about 15 minutes.  Then the crows left and did not seem to bother the owl any longer.  When I returned to the same location several hours later , the owl was not visible.  An owl has been calling in the neighborhood since February and I assume is breeding in the area.  There have been at least  2 great horned owls reported in the Mt. Soledad area this year.
Around the same time a mallard drake landed in my swim pool. :))

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Hank Ingersoll
La Jolla
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