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Early Birds


December 19, 2018

Doug Harling

Father owl keeping an eye on things from a perch up high in the store.

It's getting close to that time of year again for Great Horned Owls to nest and lay eggs. Most Great Horned Owls won't nest until mid to late January. The mama featured in this week's column has been on eggs for two weeks now. I can only guess as to why this couple nests so early. Maybe it's because they have the protection and loving care of a local building supply store. Whatever the reason, I will call them the "early birds."

I have followed this mating pair for several years now. I am pretty sure they have been nesting in this garden center for about 10 years now. Great Horned Owls d...

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