full zoom plus to see Kelly's owl. [ photo ]
It's funny as right now I am looking at one of our owls on an office building ledge across from me (FYI he stayed there until I left at 2:30). Mama is just above me. He was hooting this morning. He's been there for several hours. I see he's sleeping now. She is squished in the alcove.
Great horned owls are one of the earliest spring nesting birds; eggs may be laid in January or February through April. They use abandoned stick nests of a hawk or heron or crow, but also nest in rock alcoves, hollows of trees, abandoned buildings, or sometimes on the ground.
Generally 2-3 white eggs are laid (our owl lost one, it's on the ground), although they may lay up to 6 eggs. Both the male and female incubate the eggs for 30-35 days. The young are fed by both parents, and the parents fiercely defend their nest site against intruders. If young owls fall out of the nest prematurely, the adults will feed the bird on the ground.
The young fledge from the nest at 45-55 days old.
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