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

There is not much new to report with the two Great Horned Owl nests at the Village Creek Drying Beds this week. Action is in short supply at the present because both birds are busy incubating their eggs. But, the time is growing short. Great Horned Owls typically incubate their eggs for right around 33 days, and these two have been at it since at least January 31. In another week or two we should have some owlets!

NOTE: this observation is continued here: Great Horned Owl – VCDB Nests Update 2

North Nest - This nest is titled toward the best vantage point in a way that will allow for wonderful observations of the young birds after they hatch.
North Nest – This nest is titled toward the best vantage point in a way that will allow for wonderful observations of the young birds after they hatch.
South Nest - The owl did not cooperate with us this time around.  She kept her back turned to us the entire time we were there!
South Nest – The owl did not cooperate with us this time around. She kept her back turned to us the entire time we were there!

Observation Details

CountyTarrant
CityArlington
DateFeb 17, 2013
Time of DayAfternoon
TemperatureCool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
WeatherClear
HabitatWater-Bog/Marsh/Swamp
Type of BehaviorNesting
GenderFemale
MaturityAdult
ObserverChris Jackson