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Whhooo’s at the North Nest?

December 18, 2019: A GHO at the North Nest

Video:¬†https://youtu.be/pj-wZUm4J-U Whhooo’s that on the North nest? A great horned owl! A GHO thrilled and worried watchers tonight when it came into the North nest with a rabbit. Is the North nest at risk? Could owls take it over? We don’t see or hear GHO most of the year, but paired great horned owls often remain on their territories year-round. Like bald eagles at this latitude, they usually lay eggs in mid-February and, like bald eagles, they are becoming reproductively

Owls (Strigiformes)

This post was originally published on January 31, 2013. We’ve seen or heard these three owls at our Decorah or Decorah North nests. GHO have also been seen at Great Spirit Bluff. Owls are a large and diverse group of mainly nocturnal birds. Over 200 species are distributed among 27 genera worldwide, ranging in size from the tiny Elf Owl (weighing as little as 31 grams or one ounce) to the massive Blakiston’s Fish Owl (weighing as much as 4.5