Pro Bowl 2017

America’s big annual sports event is the Super Bowl, happening in Texas next weekend and hopefully bringing the New England Patriots to another win! Last night however was the “Pro Bowl” which is supposed to be a “best of the rest” game – and since it came to the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, we decided to watch a real live NFL game there!
A short twenty minute drive to the highway exit got converted to an hour by the time we parked (it’s a big stadium and a popular event!) but after that an easy walk into the stadium and to our great seats – in fact a big part of the entertainment was where we sat, surrounded by fans and close enough to the field to interact with some of the performers.

During the game I mostly watched the action, but here’s a few photos and videos I took early on, including the first touchdown right in front of our seats:

Great Horned Owl

We’ve not seen any Herons in the nest behind our home, this winter (example from last year), but at lunchtime I noticed “something” there so got my high zoom camera out to take a closer look.
Here’s a photo of the general view with the Heron nest in the distance; it’s hard to spot that there’s something there, but take the camera to maximum zoom, and we find a Great Horned Owl!

 

UPDATE: I videoed the Owl for a while – turns out they are really quite inactive! But when it stands and looks around under itself near the end, I wonder if it’s checking eggs …