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Signs of spring: Great-Horned Owl Nesting

Great-Horned Owl NestingCarl Kurtz writes: “The nesting season has likely already started for the Great-Horned Owl.  Like bald eagles and red-tailed hawks they begin their nesting cycle well before the spring equinox.  Great-Horned Owls are good parents and very defensive of their nests which may be in a tree cavity where a large branch has broken away or in an old crow or hawk nest.  Many years ago I climbed up a tree in our old woodlot to look into a nest and just a I reached the top a parent owl strafed over my head.   It was a bird on a mission.  I escaped unscathed, but I wouldn’t try this again without a hard hat and a face shield.” Here’s his photograph.

By | 2011-02-14T08:13:27+00:00 February 14th, 2011|Wild Places by Carl Kurtz|1 Comment

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