A look at two different owl mamas in their two very different homes. This past weekend we received a little snowstorm and that can be a challenge for nesting creatures this time of year. No matter the conditions, they of course must stay put and keep their eggs warm.
One great horned owl nest, as you can see, is quite exposed and when I visited with mama on Sunday, she had snow on her and, indeed, one eye was covered in the white stuff.
The other nest is inside of a broken tree’s cavity and sheltered by a canopy of branches above. There, that mama was staying relatively dry and unlike on my last visit, had situated herself to allow me a nice look at her pretty face.
Certainly, wildlife is built for these conditions but I can’t help but feel for them and worry about them and their eggs / babies.
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