NOTE: This observation is a continuation of a previous post. The earlier article can be found here: Great Horned Owl – VCDB Nests Update 7

The Great Horn Owlets in both the north nest and the south nest were unattended by adults when we arrived today. One parent or the other could be heard at both location whooing softly from the nearby woods. At the south nest, one of the juveniles was seen calling back to its mother.

The Owlets at both locations continue to grow at an impressive rate!

NOTE: This observation is continued here: Great Horned Owl – VCDB Nests Update 9

North Nest - The owlets are joined by what appears to be a female Great-tailed Grackle.
North Nest – The owlets are joined by what appears to be a female Great-tailed Grackle.
North Nest - The second owlet become visible in just behind the first.  The grackle considers an exit.
North Nest – The second owlet become visible in just behind the first. The grackle considers an exit.
North Nest - The Great Horned Owl siblings.
North Nest – The Great Horned Owl siblings.
North Nest - Yellow eyes!
North Nest – Yellow eyes!
South Nest - at the south nest, one of the juveniles answers his mother's call.
South Nest – At the south nest, one of the juveniles answers his mother’s call.
South Nest - The Great Horned Owlets are growing rapidly.
South Nest – The Great Horned Owlets are growing rapidly.
South Nest - The Great Horned Owlets face to face..
South Nest – The Great Horned Owlets face to face..
South Nest - A last look.
South Nest – A last look.

Observation Details

County Tarrant
City Arlington
Date Mar 29, 2013
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Water-Bog/Marsh/Swamp
Type of Behavior Care of Young
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Juvenile
Observer Chris Jackson
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