Monday, May 16, 2011

Urban Owls

Great horned owls are one of the first birds in the calendar year here in MN to have young out. Which means - during some of our coldest, wettest weather, they are able to successfully incubate eggs and keep warm chicks who are hatched with no feathers to hold their body heat. This bird has taken over an old squirrel nest in a very well-traveled park in Minneapolis. The chicks in these shots are between 4-5 weeks old.

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