I couldn’t have been more wrong. The Great Horned Owl pair that nest in the woods behind our house aren’t close to hatching an egg. I know this because this afternoon I heard them calling to each other. I took my camcorder to the woods and … filmed them copulating! My husband saw them mate on December 27th, but the only egg they got out of that encounter, it seems, was the kind of goose egg they put up on baseball scoreboards. This year’s clock is ticking, but they are still trying. The male was excited about doing his duty. And the female was into it as well.
I’ll have a movie up soon.