Friday, April 24, 2009

Three's Company

This is the first time I have been by to check on the Great Horned Owl chicks in Hull's Grove. Wow, they grew fast. We observed the adults mating on a few occasions in early to mid-February. They were probably born mid March. In the last five weeks they have grown to nearly full size.

Great Horned Owl Chicks.

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John B. said...

Is that a rock outcropping?

wolf21m said...

Soft sandstone. They have nested in there for at least 6 years, maybe longer. They have successfully fledged 3, 3, 4, 4, 3 chicks. As you can see they have 3 this year. Kestrels also nest in the cliffs.

Anonymous said...

Kestrels also nest in the cliffs.
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