The angle of the sun is not ideal but I did not want to use the flash.
The parents were not far away. They were nervous to have me so close to the nest and I did not linger long because there were much better photos to be had.
For those of you who have never heard a Great Horned Owl, check out this awsome post by Greg Clark with a sound recording of the owls hooting.
Did I mention that I love Cave Creek Arizona?