Friday, March 25, 2011

Newest Baby Pics.

Yesterday after I got off of work I decided to go out and take some pics. There are some nests that have sprung up lately that I have begun to keep an eye on. First I headed over to the great blue heron rookery, that is located on a small island in North Mississippi Regional Park, and took pics for a couple of hours. Then I headed to Acacia Cemetery to look for the merlin pair that nested there last year, but they were not around. So then I headed to the great horned owl nest that I have been watching.
It had been about almost two weeks since I had last photographed the nest. I think that it is important to make sure and give the wildlife enough space. If I went there to shoot too often I might interfere with the parents ability to hunt, which would probably mean less food for the young which might threaten their health. On my last trip all that I could see of the young was the top of a head. You can see from the pics above that they have grown quite a bit in the last 13 days. I am not sure how many young owls are in the nest. One is obvious but the nest is deep enough that there may be another sibling or two that is not visible. The last time that I watched them raise young was two years ago and they had three chicks that fledged that year.


KaHolly said...

It is so sweet. I look forward to watching it grow when you dare to sneak in for an update!

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