My Owl Babies Are Hatching!
The first egg hatched this morning — yay! Here is a screen capture from the video – the baby looks like a teeny tiny pink pterodactyl….
Here’s some video – so cute! Turn up your volume, you can hear the baby screeching…
Here’s a bit of info for you:
It is quite common for 1 or 2 eggs to fail and the average number hatching is 4.0.
After hatching naked, the owlets quickly develop a very thin covering of down.
They are still unable to keep themselves warm at this early age so the female broods them until the eldest is around 3 weeks old.
Here are two little videos – I hope she is feeding the baby in these because I haven’t seen her feeding him yet
– what do you think?
Extra video #2
The barn owl male brings in small mammals, which the female rips into tiny pieces to feed to her growing young.
In the 1st week or so the most common sound made by the owlets is a soft chittering – particularly when uncovered.
By 3 weeks old an owlet can swallow a whole shrew or small mouse.
And update – mama owl IS feeding the baby~ Whew~
Extra video #3
Extra video #4
Extra video #5
Extra video #6 – a visit from daddy
Extra video #7
Extra video #8
DAY TWO OF OWL BABY Extra VIDEOS
Extra video #10
Extra video #11
EGG # 2 Hatches!
NEW location for Owl VIDEOS!
Video clips will now be added to a gallery on my website instead of this blog.
The permanent gallery from the first day of canoodling in May is HERE
and if you are current, the first video for today
(that follows this blog) is #72 HERE
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