Owls around the world 2015-2019

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Post by Mamicja » April 24th, 2019, 11:03 pm

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Eagle Owl Denmark
https://www.dof.dk/oplev-fuglene/ugletv
Today is the day for rabbits. Both the females in Denmark and Germany received a rabbit as a gift :D

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Post by Mamicja » May 19th, 2019, 12:20 am

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Eagle Owl Denmark
https://www.dof.dk/oplev-fuglene/ugletv
Both owlets grow fast. At the beginning the difference between them was very large, the older owlet was twice as big as the younger one. Now the difference has decreased a bit.
Yesterday the chicks were ringed.




Today I noticed that behind the nest is a fence made of metal mesh, certainly to protect the eggs/chicks from predators (foxes)
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Post by Mamicja » May 25th, 2019, 8:58 pm

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Eagle Owl Denmark
https://www.dof.dk/oplev-fuglene/ugletv
Ringing video by DOF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkeFhsawSOc
For a few days after the ringing, parents rarely showed up in the nest with prey for owlets, and they had to fight for food.
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Now the situation has normalized and parents visit the nest several times a day.

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Post by Mamicja » May 28th, 2019, 10:18 pm

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Mom brought a bird and fed the owlets. They grow fast and it's a pity they will fly away soon

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Post by Mamicja » June 2nd, 2019, 12:46 am

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Owlets usually spend days out of the nest. They go along the wall and jump up.
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Sometimes, when mom brings food only one arrives.

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Post by Mamicja » June 3rd, 2019, 10:10 pm

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Owlets followed mom. They became insistent, when hungry :mrgreen:

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Post by Mamicja » June 12th, 2019, 9:51 pm

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Last night mom brought a hedgehog for owlets and flew away. But they didn't know how to deal with this barbed food item
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Post by Mamicja » June 15th, 2019, 12:18 am

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Today the camera has stopped at 16:39. I hope it will be back soon, as the owlets still visit the nest.
The hedgehog has not been eaten yet, but the owets are still trying to do it.


When mom arrived to help them , owlets were away.

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Post by yitmoth » June 17th, 2019, 4:56 pm

Here's something rather special from explore.org - a livestream from a Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) nest in Barrow, Alaska.


explore.org wrote:The [S]nowy [O]wl nest is located in Barrow, Alaska and is part of the Owl Research Institute’s long-term study on Snowy Owl and Brown Lemming Breeding Ecology (now entering the 23rd year). With 24 hours of sunlight in the [A]rctic this time of year, you can tune in any time day or night to watch the nest!
The video quality is only so-so, while there's no audio at all. And anyone who finds LK's Nightjar cam slow going will not be much happier here. :rolleyes: But just like with that cam, this is a rare opportunity to observe a really unusual and wonderful bird.

Here's a clip of a food delivery (male to female) from about 10 hours ago - the cam also has no timestamp, unfortunately. :whistling:


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Post by Mamicja » June 17th, 2019, 9:53 pm

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Thank you for the hint, yitmoth :thumbs:
I check the site ( https://www.owlresearchinstitute.org/ ) and FB ( https://www.facebook.com/owlresearchinstitute/ ) of the Owl Research Institute from time to time, but I missed this information.
In 2014 there was also a live feed from Barrow. You could watch the Snowy Owl nest and the founder and lead researcher of ORI, Denver Holt conducting the research.

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Post by Mamicja » June 20th, 2019, 12:36 am

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June 19
Today, the camera stopped again at 13:15.
It is a pity, because the owlets are very funny to watch, especially when at the same time both of them turn their heads in one direction.
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Parents often visit the nest and the owlets have enough food.
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Post by Mamicja » June 21st, 2019, 9:15 pm

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Snowy Owl, Barrow, Alaska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCqayQYtpio
Male delivers a lemming


Female leaves the nest with a lemming to eat it outside. So I think the eggs didn't hatch yet.

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Post by Mamicja » June 22nd, 2019, 9:18 pm

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Snowy Owl, Barrow, Alaska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCqayQYtpio

It does not seem that any egg is hatched so far.

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Post by Mamicja » June 25th, 2019, 9:33 pm

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The female is trying to swallow the whole lemming


The male has a bloody stain under the beak. Is he injured?

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