Thursday, May 26, 2016

All together

So far this year I've received 16 great horned owls and 10 of them have been chicks under six weeks of age. After replacing some in their nests and fostering one to an existing nest, these are the last of them. They're being guarded by their foster mom SMIDGE. She's giving me that evil owl stare daring me to come close to her babies.

I have found excellent habitats for their release when the time comes. First they have to fly well and prove to me they can make live kills. The ranches where they will be going are huge, family owned and the those people treasure GHOs for their rodent control. This year there is an over abundance of rabbits everywhere, a great food source for these wonderful birds of prey.

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