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Great Horned Owl

Posted by Arsen Busel on April 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm
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This baby great horned owl was seen on March 23th, 2017 near one of the known nests. I took the photos on the 24th, after contacting a few owl experts in Manitoba and Saskatchewan who have monitored, tagged and observed thousands owls who also have records of egg hatching. According to them the eggs of great horned owls here in Manitoba aren’t laid until late March, and this guy must have been at least 5-6 weeks old, which means his parents laid the eggs in late December to early January and according to some records this is the earliest great horned owl hatching in Manitoba by at least 6-7 days.