Part Two: Oodles of Owlets

Owl Moon Raptor Center

Its baby season for great horned owls and that means its baby season for Owl Moon too! In the past three weeks I’ve have had four baby great horned owls come through my doors. I know I said last time this was going to be a two part story, but there so much to tell it looks like it’s going to be three parts.

The first baby great horned of the season was a “brancher” from Rockville, MD. A brancher is a baby who has graduated from the nest but is not yet able to fly. In this stage they climb around in the tree branches (hence called “branchers”), building their strength.  Branchers often wind up on the ground, and their parents will continue to feed and care for them.  Jim discovered the owlet when he arrived home from work on April 3rd. He stepped up onto his deck, and…

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Environmentalist, Animal Lover, Birder,Equastrian
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2 Responses to Part Two: Oodles of Owlets

  1. ladyfi says:

    Amazing shots!

  2. Beautiful picture and post…

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