Still in the nest…

but not for long.  The Great Horned Owl chicks are growing rapidly, and I think they might fledge this next week.  Unfortunately I won’t be here to witness that, as we are flying back to California today.

Great Horned Owl female and chick

It looks like the chicks have gotten big enough to jump up on the edge of the box and poop over the side now. That helps keep the interior of the nest cleaner and less parasite infested, I’m sure.

I was told (by all the photographers standing around at the nest site this morning) that there really are two chicks here, but the younger (smaller) one is obscured by mom’s big body.

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