Baby Birdorable: Great Horned Owl

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr Creative Commons) of the Great Horned Owl. Great Horned Owls don't make their own nests. They will use old nests from squirrels, hawks, or other species. They will also nest in tree stumps, abandoned buildings, nest platforms, or other structures. Often two eggs are laid, but the clutch size may be up to 4 or 5 eggs. As chicks grow, they begin to branch out from the nest. This happens about 40 days after hatching; true flight may not occur until 5-10 days after branching.

Untitled by Kansas City District
Seeing the World for the First Time
Seeing the World for the First Time by kretyen
Hope & Faith
Hope & Faith by kretyen
Baby Great Horned Owl
Baby Great Horned Owl by wackybadger
April 21 Family Portrait
April 21 Family Portrait by kretyen
So what if my brother is napping
So what if my brother is napping by kretyen
Baby Horned Owl
Baby Horned Owl by minds-eye
I Wuv Woo
I Wuv Woo by kretyen
The devil you say
The devil you say by kretyen
Baby Great Horned Owls
Baby Great Horned Owls by a200/a77Wells
Great Horned Owl Family-Explore #73 5/26/10
Great Horned Owl Family-Explore #73 5/26/10 by goingslo
Raptor Chick
Raptor Chick by Bistrosavage

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Jays and Kestrels on October 20, 2013 at 5:49 PM wrote:
Heather Richards on August 30, 2017 at 11:10 AM wrote:
You should do the long eared owl. Super into owls.
Birder on December 18, 2020 at 8:25 PM wrote:
Cutie baby owlet
Spurwing Plover on May 20, 2022 at 7:03 AM wrote:
Its always a Great Horned owl they use in Westerns Night time sceines often shown hooting.My Mom and one of the older Brothers encountred a Great Horned Owl while out Hunting my mom remembers the big yellow eyes
Spurwing Plover on May 25, 2022 at 6:29 AM wrote:
In Europe there is their Bigger Brother the Eagle Owl
Spurwing Plover on July 22, 2022 at 6:36 AM wrote:
Q. What do Owls like to Read? A.Hoot Done its

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