Great Horned Owlet

They’re hatched! At least I think so.

I believe the photo on the right, taken today (13 Mar 2019), is my first glimpse of an owlet. For comparison, the photo on the left, taken two days ago, is clearly an adult.

The eggs could/should be hatched, because the Cornell Lab of Ornithology gives the incubation period as 30 to 37 days, and I first saw them on the nest 36 days ago.

2-photo collage of great horned owl and owlet in distant nestGosh! I have to say that this is a lot more fun than following the updates on the SNC-Lavalin mess.


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4 Responses to Great Horned Owlet

  1. I can affirm that your photos bring more delight. Peering through the branches of its nest for an owl baby helps to offset the sobering issues of the SNC-Lavalin mess, which makes your perambulations with a camera at least as important.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – Yeah, I figure SNC-Lavalin et al will work through whatever-this-is without my help. I guess the owlets will too, but *they* give me a lot of pleasure.

  2. Jim Taylor says:

    These photos remind me of that guy whose name I can’t remember (Arnie someone, maybe) who peered through the bushes on that show I can’t remember either, though I know it was hosted by Rowan and Martin. Oh, yes, :laugh In. It seems to me that “peering through the shrubbery” is about as close as most of us get to discerning the truth any more.
    Jim T

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