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Post by Manu » January 16th, 2013, 10:07 pm

A really nice review from PPO and her chick from yesterday
http://www.africam.com/wildlife/africam ... _2013_0flv

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Post by Starling » February 4th, 2013, 9:16 pm

Could be... it was the first delivery I´ve seen there. :thumbs:
I also saw another GHO in Vian, Oklahoma this morning (local time). This is actually a Bald Eagle nest, but their nesting failed and the eggs are dead now (or now there´s only one, but there were two eggs)...
A Great Horned Owl was checking this nest and the egg last evening and this morning.
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Post by Starling » February 6th, 2013, 7:17 pm

Very fascinating what is happening at the Sequoyah nest in Oklahoma (USA).
Now is the 4th day the Great Horned Owl has been at the Bald Eagle nest. And the GHO has been brooding the non-viable egg of the Bald Eagles... :rolleyes:
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Post by Manu » February 6th, 2013, 7:24 pm

Really interesting what's happen in Sequoyah nest in Oklahoma.

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Post by Kukelke » February 7th, 2013, 3:12 am

Starling wrote:Very fascinating what is happening at the Sequoyah nest in Oklahoma (USA).
Now is the 4th day the Great Horned Owl has been at the Bald Eagle nest. And the GHO has been brooding the non-viable egg of the Bald Eagles... :rolleyes:
There was an update on that site, stating this:
6 February 2013: You may have been watching the Great Horned Owl that has adopted the abandoned eagle egg in the Sequoyah eagle nest. This is an interesting phenomena, but not completely surprising. Female birds (and some males) are stimulated to incubate eggs, when influenced by hormones, and often may incubate almost any eggs in the vicinity when in that hormonal condition. Most females will not incubate eggs at other times. It is likely that this owl had either lost her own clutch of eggs, but is still in the incubation phase of reproductive condition, or has come into “reproductive readiness” but has not bred. In either case she might be stimulated by the sight of the egg to incubate. This “incubating drive” will likely dissipate within a few days or could possibly continue for longer, even until the dead eagle egg explodes.

http://www.suttoncenter.org/pages/live_eagle_camera
I hope for this female great horned owl that she will have lost her incubating drive before that dead abandoned eagle egg explodes. It might be my imagination but it reminds me of covering a handgrenade with your body and wait for it to explode. :mrgreen:

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Post by macdoum » February 11th, 2013, 4:09 am

Kukelke wrote:Very fascinating what is happening at the Sequoyah nest in Oklahoma (USA).
I hope for this female great horned owl that she will have lost her incubating drive before that dead abandoned eagle egg explodes. It might be my imagination but it reminds me of covering a handgrenade with your body and wait for it to explode. :mrgreen:
I heard today that the GH Owl on Sequoyah nest (Vian) has laid an egg of her own. :shake:
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Post by Starling » February 11th, 2013, 6:14 pm

The GHO in Sequoyah has now laid two eggs of her own (and then she also incubates the non-viable eagle egg).
Video clip from last night. Recorded by crayj46. Mom owl gets up and there are 3 eggs. :headroll:


GHO has also laid an egg in Wolf River Eagle nest, Wisconsin, USA. It is known as a Bald Eagle nest, but the eagles haven´t returned yet. (Last year they returned in the end of February). Video by urdognu.

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Post by macdoum » February 20th, 2013, 9:09 pm

GHO at the eagle nest Vian Sutton Oklahoma has snow,up to her back

:shock:

http://www.suttoncenter.org/pages/live_eagle_camera
edit 21/2/2013

Scroll down to see pics of the poor owl up to her nose in snow.
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Post by Starling » February 24th, 2013, 11:21 am

GHO Mom, Bonnie in Wolf River, Wisconsin has had a few encounters with another GHO intruder/ competitor lately... :shock:


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Post by macdoum » February 27th, 2013, 12:46 am

Starling wrote:Very fascinating what is happening at the Sequoyah nest in Oklahoma (USA).

Video by crayj46
I saw an empty nest in Sequoyah just tonight and read this from the cam:
26 February 2013: The Great Horned Owl persisted in incubating her remaining egg during the snowstorm of about a week ago and continued doing so during several days of nicer weather after the storm. Then another storm system moved through bringing cold rain during the past day or so, and the Sequoyah NWR nest camera was off again for a while. The camera came on about midday today revealing an empty nest. The camera was not operational when the owl and the egg disappeared, so we do not know the extact cause. It is disappointing for the second attempt in this nest to fail this season. We are continuing to work behind the scenes to get another nest on line this season, and while it may happen soon if things go well, we don't yet know for sure if or when it will happen
Sad news,she had 2 eggs of her own as well as the abandoned eagle egg. :cry:
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Post by Starling » March 4th, 2013, 7:00 am

Great Horned Owl pair in Sequoyah, Oklahoma came back on 3rd March. :loveshower:
Time will tell if they´ll renest...

In the morning, both were at the nest.

And in the evening.


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Post by Kukelke » March 4th, 2013, 3:12 pm

Meanwhile in the Netherlands a pair of Eurasian Eagle Owls is awaiting their owlets, and estimated hatch time will be somewhere around march 22nd.

Link to the cam: http://volgdeoehoe.nl/


There's a second cam too, close to the nest at the spot where the male owl delivers the prey items not directly delivered to the actual nest, but that cam isn't online for the public as far as I understood. But this cam has given some spectacular material.

Mating: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj-fCOBG9N4


And here a video of a lil' daredevil of a European Polecat who has the guts to check that spot where the male delivers prey for his female. He's very lucky the first time, but instead of calling it a day after surviving the initial attack by those huge razorsharp eagle owl claws, he decides not to leave, a cardinal mistake....: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu97WR8kVg8

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Post by Starling » March 5th, 2013, 8:06 pm

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/index.ph ... camera-ptz

GHO Mom & 3 owlets in Victoria, British Columbia. <3
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Post by Kukelke » March 5th, 2013, 11:06 pm

Starling wrote: Thanks. And how many eggs are there?
Two confirmed eggs, but possible a third too.

The local forester keeps people away from the nesting site and urges the public to watch the webcam instead of trying to get a glimpse, and possibly scare away the eagle owls, and even the local police is involved to keep an eye on the eagle owls and secure their safety and wellbeing. After all there are only 7-10 breeding pairs of these fantastic and precious owls in the Netherlands.

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Post by Kitty KCMO » March 13th, 2013, 6:18 am

At the Eaglecrest cams in California, USA, a barn owl is incubating her eggs in the hollow of a tree. http://www.ustream.tv/channel-popup/clo ... tail-hawks

10 Feb 2013


15 Feb 2013


(Mating videos next posting.)
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Post by Kitty KCMO » March 13th, 2013, 6:23 am

Eaglecrest cam, barn owls--

15 Feb 2013
"Sweetie, I have a gift for you."


15 Feb 2013
Mating


12 March 2013
Eggs


http://www.ustream.tv/eaglecresthawks/pop-out
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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 19th, 2013, 8:55 am

Long-eared owl nest in Missoula, Montana, USA. Very good view of the nesting owl. This video was taken at about 19:35 local Montana time, 18 April 2013.

http://explore.org/live-cams/player/lon ... opoff=true

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Post by Fleur » April 21st, 2013, 1:33 pm

Kitty KCMO wrote:Long-eared owl nest in Missoula, Montana, USA. Very good view of the nesting owl. This video was taken at about 19:35 local Montana time, 18 April 2013.

http://explore.org/live-cams/player/lon ... opoff=true

my favorite owl :thumbs:

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Post by Starling » April 21st, 2013, 6:25 pm

Thanks for the link to the Long-eared Owl cam, Kitty KCMO. :thumbs:
21 April 2013, 8.05 AM Black-billed Magpie was harassing the owl. Please correct me if I´m wrong about the magpie. :blush:



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9.35 AM Feeding the owlet. :loveshower:
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