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 by kretyen
Hope & Faith by kretyen
Baby Great Horned Owl by wackybadger
April 21 Family Portrait by kretyen
So what if my brother is napping by kretyen
Baby Horned Owl by minds-eye
I Wuv Woo by kretyen
The devil you say by kretyen
Baby Great Horned Owls by a200/a77Wells
Great Horned Owl Family-Explore #73 5/26/10 by goingslo
Raptor Chick by Bistrosavage
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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 Crested Grebe. Great Crested Grebe nesting activity follows an elaborate courtship ritual of displays. Chicks are semi-precocial at hatching, meaning they are able to leave the nest within the first day. The parent birds carry the chicks on their backs as they grow and learn how to dive for food themselves.
Futen in een meerkoet-nest by Jeroen Kransen
Great Crested Grebe Nest 14.05.10 by nottsexminer
Great Crested Grebe by hans s
Great Crested Grebe parents & chicks on Greenland Dock by drplokta
Grebe with chicks on Canada Water by drplokta
Piggyback by jurvetson
Great Crested Grebe chick on Canada Water by drplokta
Grebes Mother and Chick by ahisgett
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