Owls around the world 2015-2019

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Post by yitmoth » July 17th, 2019, 7:36 pm

The Scops Owl hatchlings are also more visible now, though still a little "fuzzy".

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I guess the other two eggs aren't going to hatch...

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What eyes! :shock:

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Post by Mamicja » July 20th, 2019, 12:44 am

:hi:
Snowy Owl, Barrow, Alaska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW7veE5vAvU
July 19
A few videos of today
Owlets soon will disperse over the tundra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywzc_1s-Vpk
Male brought the Lemming and one of owlets tries to swallow it whole https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1-1ogvfVKY
There were five eggs in the nest, but I can see only four owlets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7I7UuG9AIs
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Researchers checked the nest today. Female returned to the nest and checked if everything is fine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R82xiyclE7U
The camera showed the area around the nest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrlxO7XCjYk

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Post by balistar » July 20th, 2019, 5:56 pm

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babies practicing to make eyes as beautiful as mamma's :innocent:
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Post by yitmoth » July 20th, 2019, 10:12 pm

balistar wrote:
July 20th, 2019, 5:56 pm
babies practicing to make eyes as beautiful as mamma's
Sadly, one of those owlets is no longer alive! Still not clear what might have happened, but it seemed to be having trouble breathing for several hours before it died.

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Mamicja wrote:
July 20th, 2019, 12:44 am
There were five eggs in the nest, but I can see only four owlets

For several days I could never count more than four, but today I did. Here's a screenshot from about 11 hours ago:

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I also made a clip from about the same time, where it's easier to make out all five. Maybe I can upload that tomorrow, but I really need some sleep now :sleep:

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Post by balistar » July 20th, 2019, 11:05 pm

yitmoth wrote:
July 20th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Sadly, one of those owlets is no longer alive! Still not clear what might have happened, but it seemed to be having trouble breathing for several hours before it died.

https://up.picr.de/36300966lp.png

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Oh no, so sad :(

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Post by Mamicja » July 23rd, 2019, 1:07 am

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Snowy Owl, Barrow, Alaska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW7veE5vAvU
July 22
Now also the smallest owlet is visible, so there are five!


Male brings a Lemming. Older owlet grabbs it, but female takes a Lemming away to feed the youngest owlet.


Owlet expolres the vicinity of the nest

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Post by Mamicja » July 27th, 2019, 5:15 pm

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Snowy Owl, Barrow, Alaska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW7veE5vAvU
Owlets were banded two days ago. Not much to see.


Owlets have grown very much, the older ones already have white quills.
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Because they are already swallowing whole lemmings, the female always makes sure that the youngest got food. Sometimes he even takes the lemmings away from the older owlets to rip them for the youngest one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... diLBODqyro

Snowy owls are more aggressive than other owls. It is not safe to approach their nest :mrgreen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpctyt2eEyc

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Post by Mamicja » July 30th, 2019, 10:21 pm

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Snowy Owl, Barrow, Alaska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW7veE5vAvU
July 30
Watch the Lemming :mrgreen:

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Post by Mamicja » August 6th, 2019, 11:53 pm

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Snowy Owl, Barrow, Alaska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW7veE5vAvU
August 6
Parents constantly feed their owlets wherever they are. The chicks are not yet able to fly, although they practice their wings intensively.





There was a fox running on the tundra, I hope parents will defend their owlets if necessary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbBqJlPQl8k

Researchers describe this defense on FB:
"Snowy Owls vigorously defend their nests against potential threats including fox, jaegers, gulls, even polar bears are attacked when they get to close. And researchers. Males conduct most of the nest defense, but females will often join in. This can involve vocalizations like barking, screaming, and hooting, or occasional distraction displays. But most often our presence at a nest is met by repeated attacks – targeted swoops and dives performed by the male. And, indeed, all of our researchers have experienced the intense pain of Snowy Owl talons in their back."
This pair of Snowy Owls is also described:
"Interestingly, this male (seen here making a food delivery) and Denver go way back. Each season, Denver returns from Alaska with a host of stories from the field. Many of these stories, however, center around this male (or at least he's almost certain it's the same one). He’s particularly aggressive – has attacked him more times than he can count – and has a distinctive hoot. Denver says he recognizes him by his hoot alone. “I really think he recognizes me, too. He’s a great protector of his chicks, that’s for sure [laughs]."
Neither of the parents are banded but he says “the male is at least 4-5 based on plumage (all white) and could be 10, or more. In my opinion, the female is different from last year, which would be consistent with nomadic open country species of owls."
While early indicators do not suggest a high lemming year, researcher Matt Larson points out that "this is a good male." They have seen this male keep a nest fed - even in challenging conditions - when others have failed. It's location is also favorable - historically this area has strong success rates. But of course we never know what lies ahead - and we will not interfere with the course of nature."
ORI's FB is very informative, you can learn a lot about Snowy Owls https://www.facebook.com/owlresearchinstitute/

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Post by Mamicja » August 13th, 2019, 11:36 pm

:hi:
Snowy Owl, Barrow, Alaska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW7veE5vAvU
August 13
No Snowy Owl cam since five days :bash:
The camera went down and there is nobody in Barrow, who could repair it.
The last minutes with owlets.

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Post by Mamicja » August 21st, 2019, 1:33 am

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Snowy Owl, Barrow, Alaska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW7veE5vAvU
August 20
The camera is working again, but so far there is no clear view of the Owls. Lot of Geese and Seagulls can be seen.
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Could it be a Snowy Owl?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4MADHgylJk

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Post by Mamicja » August 27th, 2019, 12:30 am

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Snowy Owl, Barrow, Alaska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW7veE5vAvU
Owlets can fly already.


One of the owlets came closer to the camera
I can't believe they grew up so fast.
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Post by Mamicja » August 30th, 2019, 9:58 pm

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Snowy Owl, Barrow, Alaska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW7veE5vAvU
August 29 and 30
In my video from the previous post, owlet must have been older than the owlets from the nest near the camera.
Our owlets have been closer to the camera since yesterday and can be watched live all the time. This is the last opportunity, because soon the camera will be turned off.
Sometimes all five owlets gather in one place.


Dad works hard to feed them.

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Post by Mamicja » August 30th, 2019, 10:02 pm

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Owlets look as if they were wearing ski goggles :laugh:


Owlet eats a Lemming


It barely finished eating and got the next Lemming

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Post by Mamicja » September 16th, 2019, 9:32 pm

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Snowy Owl, Barrow, Alaska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW7veE5vAvU
It seems that this is the end of the season with Snowy Owls. Recently they were hardly visible, I think they headed south. The camera has not been working since yesterday.
Below are some interesting videos from the meeting of the male Owl with the Arctic Fox on September 1:
by Explore Live Nature Cams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iml3pefyL74
by Arlene Beech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMq6Gdlsm1I
by Lady Hawk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR80bhYgS68

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