Today I don’t have an eye pleasing photo but it is, at least for me, an important documentary shot. The image is already a week old and shows that a Great Horned Owl is sitting on the abandoned eagle’s nest again, now for the third year in a row. In 2013 and 2014 the owls raised one juvenile each year and I was lucky enough to be there with my camera several times. If you like to see some of the pictures from the past, type “Great Horned Owl” into the search field at the sidebar on the left, and all links to my older blog posts that talk about the owls will pop up immediately.
For now we can just wait and see how things turn out. The eggs are incubated for 28 to 35 days, mostly by the female. The Great Horned Owl lays between one and five eggs.
My records show that last year we saw the owlet not before March 23 for the first time peeking out of the nest. I will check out the nest down at the Mississippi River again tomorrow and keep you posted as soon I have news.