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Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:42 pm

Well I have just posted the gestation period for the Great horned owls, guess we will have to wait awhile :roll: :roll: .........but usually there are three eggs. Now we need to plan just incase of triplets on another name :) Plus this may not be the same Mom and Pop........could be nest squatters.... :lol:

Pictures of new possibilities.........
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Great Horned Owls are some of the earliest-breeding birds in North America, seemingly in part because of the lengthy nightfall at this time of year.[4] They breed in late January or early February and are often heard calling to each other regularly as early in the fall as October. They choose a mate by December and are often heard duetting before this time. For owls found in more tropical climates, the dates of the breeding season are somewhat undefined.
The male attracts the attention of his mate by hooting emphatically while leaning over (with the tail folded back) and puffing up his white throat to look like a ball. The female hoots back when the pair meet but is more subdued in both her hoot and display.[4] Pairs typically breed together year after year and may mate for life, although they associate with each other more loosely when their young become mostly independent. Like all owls, Great Horned Owls do not build their own nest. They often take over a nest used by some other large bird, sometimes adding feathers to line the nest but usually not much more. Old crow and raven (Corvus), Red-tailed Hawk or large squirrel nests are often favored in North America. However, they are far from dependent on the old nests of others and may use cavities in trees and snags, deserted buildings, and artificial platforms. Other nest sites have included a large gap in a tree trunk, sheltered depressions on rocks and even a heron's nest in the midst of a heronry. Males select nesting sites and bring the females attention to them by flying to them and then stomping on them.[4]
There are usually 2 eggs per clutch, with a clutch ranging in size from 1 to 6 eggs (over 4 is very rare), depending on environmental conditions. The average egg width is 1.8 in (46.5 mm), the average length is 2.2 in (55.2 mm) and the average weight is 1.8 oz (51 g). The incubation period ranges from 28 to 37 days, averaging 33 days. The female alone does all the incubation and rarely moves from the nest, while the male owl captures food to bring to her. Brooding is almost continuous until the offspring are about 2 weeks old, after which it decreases. The male feeds both the female and the young for around 2 weeks after hatching.[4] Young owls move onto nearby branches at 6 weeks and start to fly about a week later. However, the young are usually not competent fliers until they are about 10 to 12 weeks old. The offspring have still been seen begging for food in late October (5 months after leaving the nest) and most do not separate from their parents until right before they start to reproduce for the next clutch (usually December). Birds may not breed for another year or two, and are often vagrants ("floaters") until they establish their own territories.[31][/img]

Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:12 pm

OK Annalee, Three names:
1- Flo for> Floaters
2- Doe for> don't get too close to the nest
3- Moe for> the Black sheep of the family :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:50 pm

Woo Who!!!

Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:58 am

WOW! Annalee has been doing some research. ;) :D

It will be interesting to see if we have 2 or 3 chicks this year. Good idea to have 3 names ready. :D :D - :D

Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:23 am

jsw14 wrote:OK Annalee, Three names:
1- Flo for> Floaters
2- Doe for> don't get too close to the nest
3- Moe for> the Black sheep of the family :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I like the names.......better than my idea......Larry, Darrell and my other brother Darrell :lol: :lol:
Wish we knew if this was Hoot and Annie 's parent's or some nest squatters......there seems to be a lot of that in Florida now.... :roll:

Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:12 pm

I would say, these Owl's don't look like the parent's from last year. "Squatters Rights" :lol: :lol: :lol: ;)

Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:07 am

Any update on the baby owls?

Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:17 am

I seen Momma movein around in the nest yesterday. I will check later today & C what's up :)

Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:27 pm

Annalee wrote:
jsw14 wrote:OK Annalee, Three names:
1- Flo for> Floaters
2- Doe for> don't get too close to the nest
3- Moe for> the Black sheep of the family :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I like the names.......better than my idea......Larry, Darrell and my other brother Darrell :lol: :lol:
Wish we knew if this was Hoot and Annie 's parent's or some nest squatters......there seems to be a lot of that in Florida now.... :roll:



Your post made my day Annalee. I always thought Larry, Darrell and my other brother Darrell was funny. I sometimes use that when Waltrip gets on my nerves and hoped he had another brother Darrell that didn't talk much.

Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:14 pm

NO Baby's or Baby yet :roll: It should be some time this week tho :)

Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:56 pm

J's on baby watch! Hope we hear something soon! :D

Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:59 pm

He should have install those video spy cams we told him about last year. Then he could sit behind his PC and watch in complete comfort, capture video segments or still pics and post 'em here. ;)

Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:57 pm

Hay gang, just took this pic 1/2hr ago :) Momma is settin Higher in the nest. I think the egg's r hatched :D Haven't seen any baby's yet, But I can see she is movein around to keep the Baby, or Baby's warm 8-)
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Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:02 pm

Peek and Boo?

Re: Hay Gang, Ya got to see this!! Look>>>

Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:07 pm

Hay Now Nana, that might be a good name for them, if there's two baby's :) :) ;)
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