great horned owl


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  • Location: Savannah, Georgia, United States
  • Source: Cornell Lab Bird Cams
  • Info: Live streaming webcam showing a great horned owl nest in Savannah, Georgia, United States The owls are nesting in an old Bald Eagle nest adjacent to a protected, nutrient-rich salt marsh along the Georgia coast.

More Info: Georgia is the occasional or permanent home for 8 species out of the 19 species of owls in North America. These are the barn owl, burrowing owl, Eastern screech owl, great horned owl, Northern saw-whet owl, short -eared owl and the snowy owl.

Great horned owls thrive in almost any habitat, including cities and suburbs, as long as there are trees, food sources, and an open area to hunt. They are often seen perched on a pole or atop man-made structures to scout prey and will readily use nest boxes. These bold predators sometimes hunt during the daylight. Great horned owls have a lifespan of an impressive 28 years

Great horned owls nest in the dead of winter and eggs are incubated solely by the female. Since the eggs can freeze, she spends little time away from the nest during incubation. After the eggs hatch, both parents vigorously defend their young and provide them with a steady supply of food.