April 14, 2017 – Latest Update from Laurel Strohmeyer
The nestlings are two weeks old today! Hope you enjoy this little video.
March 30, 2017 – Original video and webcam
By Laurel Srohmeyer
Here is the first 10-minute installment of the Great Horned Owl’s nesting in our yard, as they journey through their courtship together. They are beautiful, loyal and fearless predators.Peaky Blinder & Piper Courtship Video
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Editor’s note. The incubation period for great horned owl eggs is roughly 30-37 days. If all goes well, the eggs should have sometime around the 1st of May.
Did You Know?
Owls have virtually no nest building skills. Rather, they rely on the other raptors such as hawks to build a nest. The season after the hawks finish with the nest, they go off to build a new one while the Great Horned Owls move in. Owls add no additional nesting material since they really do not possess the skill set. They simply get in and use the nest as it is. They may rearrange what is in the existing nest, but that’s about all they have to work with.
Cornell University has a great resource which you might find interesting and here is the link https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Horned_Owl/lifehistory.
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