Great Horned Owlet Survives a Fall

This Great Horned Owlet gives up a smooth horizontal limb for a steep one covered in twigs. Why?

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Great Horned Owlet Falls from Limb

If this one minute video proves anything, it’s that a Great Horned Owlet might as well be on a narrow skating rink as on a Sycamore branch.

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Great Horned Owlet: Nearly Ready to Leave the Nest

The appendages on the sides of the Great Horned Owlet changed from downy elbows to magnificent wings in just nine days. And he’s learning as fast as he’s growing.

(YouTube is messing with me by not putting a photo from the film on this one, but believe me, the movie plays and the owl has impressive wings.)

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Great Horned Owl Pair: Starting a New Brood

Great Horned Owls are fierce predators–and sweet, faithful lovers.

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Great Horned Owlet tries his wings

All winter and spring, I’ve followed the pair of Great Horned Owls that have nested in our neighborhood for the last eight years. This year, I filmed them copulating but then found the abandoned egg on the floor of the woods–failed nesting. I was so disappointed. But a month and a half laterI was ¬†delighted to learn that they had found a different nesting site and that they had an owlet there. Last week I posted a snippet of the owlet with a parent peering over its shoulder. Today, another snippet: he’s less downy, he’s out of the nest and he’s trying his wings.

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