First Owlet Hatches, Spreads Wings

At 16:18 Mom got up to stretch and gave us the first glimpse of the new hatchling! Not obvious but that’s the chick spreading it’s wings and taking a stepΒ in the very closeup shot!


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28 Responses

  1. She is such a good Mum. I just saw the Baby once and have not seen the Mr. I am looking forward to watching the Owlets grow up and fledge.

    • Ha Ha….

      Fortunately there are very few nesting birds now with young…so at this point there won’t be too many orphaned young

    • Nesting for clapper rails ( marsh hen)takes place between March and July
      At this time there will be no eggs

    • Thanks Mercedes – we’ll go back and review the videos. We will eventually put together a timeline of significant events.

  2. My friends the Horan’s sent me the web site it’s about 9 β€’ here in NJ great fun watching the owls – I appreciate the commentary – while I knew they could swivel their heads almost completely around – I did not know the eyes are set – thank you

  3. I have informed as many parents of my students as I can through FB and text. I can’t wait to see my students in the morning. We are so excited!