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Old 12-11-2017, 12:53 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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A pair of barn owls recently started a second brood (in 2017) of chicks in southern Indiana. This is unheard of! They normally lay eggs in April, which hatch in May. The pair did the usual thing in the spring, and then in October mama barn owl laid 6 new eggs. No one expected them to hatch, and when 4 of them did, no one expected the chicks to survive. But they are thriving. It's so fun to watch them growing up. I saw two of them hatch. Two hatched a little later than the others, so there are two large babies who have quite a few feathers already and two smaller babies who are still fuzzballs. But all are doing well.


Here's a link so you all can play voyeur along with me. DNR: Barn Owl Nest Webcam


Enjoy!


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Old 12-13-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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Thanks for posting this! Just now tuned in for the first time, but there's not enough daylight now. I will definitely be following them. What has happened is simply amazing!
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:32 PM
 
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Yes! The babies are doing fine. All four are quite big now, and getting more feathers each day. I'm still amazed that this late-season brood survived. Beautiful!

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Old 12-13-2017, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Thanks for link, PJ
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:46 PM
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How cool! Thanks for the link!
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:06 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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You're welcome! At this moment, it's still rather dark in the nest box, but in an hour or so the babies will be much more visible. Late morning to mid-afternoon is the best time to view them, as the light is better then. Breakfast today was the usual - mice!

I hope you all get a good look at the owlets soon. They grow so fast. It won't be long before they're fledged and take off for the wild blue yonder.

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Old 12-18-2017, 12:19 PM
 
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This is wonderful!! Thank you for posting.
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:25 PM
 
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Fantastic!!
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:33 PM
 
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Beautiful babies PJ. Thanks.
When I was a young boy, one late winter/early spring, I watched a nest of baby owls in the forest we lived in.
What an education. One I wouldn't change for anything.
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:28 AM
 
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The owlets have grown so quickly! Two of them appear ready to leave the nest any day now. I will be sad to see them go, but glad that they are thriving.

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