Now there are three


Our local Great Horned Owl has received recent postings: Great Horned Owl, Then there were two. Now, the third owlet has appeared. 

As the interval between laying one egg and the next is a few days for the Great Horned Owl, the resulting hatched owlets are of different ages and fledge at different times.

The mother Great Horned Owl sat in a nearby tree. 

Owlet, number one, has now gained adult plumage, fledged, and sits in an adjacent tree.

Owlets numbers three (left) and two (right) are still looking over the edge of the nest.


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10 Responses to Now there are three

  1. Helen says:

    So amazing to see!! Thanks Alistair for such fun photos!

  2. Christine Boyd says:

    Lovely and funny photos, Alistair.

  3. Della C. Fenkner says:

    Owlet number one is looking apprehensive or suspicious. “Have my siblings
    ganged up on me?” Delightful photos. Thank you.

    • Alistair says:

      Della, to the extent that we can read owlet facial expressions, I suspect that any apprehension is directed at the photographers.

  4. Sheila Marlene Dixon says:

    Wow Alister! Such lovely photos! I enjoy your site so much.

  5. Peter says:

    So very nice Alistair, thank you for sharing.

  6. Jana says:

    I am wondering: will the older siblings share with the latecomer? Please let us know.

  7. Jana says:

    Wrong question:
    Will they older ones push away the little guy?

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