Sunday, April 4, 2021

Hoot, the female Great Horned Owl Updates, 03-31-21, 04-01-21,04-02-21 and 04-03-21

 Interactions between Hoot, the female Great Horned Owl, and her two owlets on the nest on Wednesday, 03-31-21.


Here are a couple photos of Hoot, the female Great Horned Owl, on Thursday, 04-01-21. I was rushing to get out the door after a longer bike ride today and I forgot my binoculars. I couldn't see the owlets, but I'm sure they're up there. I don't walk around the nest to get a better look.

Today's (Friday, 04-02-21) daily photo's of Hoot, the female Great Horned Owl. Notice the little eye looking at me on Hoot's left in one of the images. Both owlets were in front of Hoot out of the strong winds today.

On Saturday, 04-03-21, after yesterday’s warm bike ride in Wisconsin, I quickly went in to check on Hoot, the female Great Horned Owl, and her two owlets, after I got home. 
Here is Saturday’s daily photo. Since it was a very warm day, Hoot was doing some gular fluttering in an attempt to keep herself cool. I caught her in this photo with her mouth open while cooling off.
The older, bigger owlet is to the right of Hoot. Here you can see the feather tuffs have already begun to form.
It appears the other owlet is laying low on Hoot’s left side.
I added a second image, since the owlet to Hoot's left is visible, although mom's face is blocked with branches. This was the first picture I took. The owlet laid down right after this shot.


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