Great Horned Owl Acrobatics
Our little Owlet is getting strong and testing his/her wings on short flights! Check out this great 1 minute video that Polo7422 captured of a test flight. Things get a bit hairy for a few seconds and require some magnificient acrobatics, but the GHO Owlet figures it out! At 7 weeks owlets are capable of short flights though fledglings remain with parents for most of the summer.
Our GHO fans are the best! Polo7422 also made this video of a parent owl delivering a tasty, night meal to the owlet.
And thanks to Deputy Dawg for this great screenshot of the three birds in a tree – – our mama owl isn’t having none of that Magpie though!