Great Horned Owlet IMG_3019
Captured Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on May 3, 2011
Owlet is approximately 66 days (9 1/2 wks) old in this photo.
This is the 2nd and youngest of two owlets and believe to be it's first known fledge date from nest.
Great Horned Owl's fledge between 63-70 days after hatching and egg incubation (by both adults) averages 26-30 days.
Based on this known fledge date the eggs would have been laid about Jan 28, 2011