INCUBATING THE EGGS
February 18, 2012 • 1 Comment
This Great-horned Owl is in her tree cavity nest and incubating eggs. This is not the mate of the Great-horned Owl shown in the previous photo but half of another nesting pair in another part of the refuge. Last year I was able to get several photo's from the same nest of two owlets and I assume these are the same parents reusing the same nest as they often do. Both sexes share the incubation duties which averages 26-30 days. I found the owl on this nest in the first week of February and hope to see some baby owlets and more activity around the end of the month.
camera - canon 7D lens canon 600mm f4.L IS USM plus 1.4 teleconverter settings F/6.7 1/30 ISO 400
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