NOTE: This observation is a continuation of a previous post. The earlier article can be found here: Great Horned Owl – VCDB Nests Update 3

Activity at the south Great Horned Owl nest this weekend included the female owl keeping a close watch on the approach and landing of a Great Blue Heron. Shortly after the heron perched, one of the nest’s owlets peeked out from under its mother to have a look for itself.

Great Horned Owl – VCDB Nests Update 4

Great Horned Owl – VCDB Nests Update 4

Great Horned Owl – VCDB Nests Update 4

Great Horned Owl – VCDB Nests Update 4

Great Horned Owl – VCDB Nests Update 4

Great Horned Owl – VCDB Nests Update 4

Things were quiet at the north nest, and there was no opportunity to see the owlets that are reportedly there. Instead the mother owl was fluffed up and hunkered down against the biting cold of the north wind.

Great Horned Owl – VCDB Nests Update 4

This observation is continued here: Great Horned Owl – VCDB Nests Update 5

Observation Details

County Tarrant
City Arlington
Date Mar 2, 2013
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Cold (less than 50°F/10°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Water-Bog/Marsh/Swamp
Type of Behavior Care of Young
Gender Female
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Great Horned Owl Observation Location