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bonnie driscoll



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Location: Windber, Pa

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Large Horned Owl Nesting Reply with quote

Hi , I am new here!

I have been watching a Large Horned Owl nesting in the woods behind my house in W. Pa.

The crows were going crazy, that is how I spotted the nest. Why were the crows so upset?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Horned Owls are considered a predator, and it's the crows' way of letting everyone know there's a predator in the area. They want to get rid of the owls by annoying it!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Song birds will mob owls whenever they see them. Many owls will prey on birds of all sizes. Song birds are the most venerable. Crows are very smart and always on the lookout for owls. They always seem to be the first to start mobbing them. Song birds will usually join in shortly thereafter. When you hear a bird mobbing you will usually find an owls or hawk. Some song birds become brave enough to attack owls. If the birds get too close to the owl, they can become a snack. Below is a picture someone Emailed to me of a GHO owlet finishing off a crow (swallowed whole). I don't know who took the picture or where it was:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:46 am    Post subject: that pictures clasic Reply with quote

EVEN THE BABIES ARE BALLSY!!!!!! ROFLMAO
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bonnie driscoll



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Large Horned Owl baby Reply with quote

I go down to this nest a few times a day. The baby seems to be very active around 4:30 in the aftternoon. I think they are used to me, but I am keeping my distance.
The baby was preening yesterday!
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