Great horned owls at heron nest, video

This video from the USA says about itself:

Oct 9, 2012

Two Great Horned Owls make a loud, early morning visit to the unoccupied nest of a pair of Great Blue Herons in Sapsucker Woods. The nest is about 60m away from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, in Ithaca, NY. This video was recorded LIVE via cams mounted near the nest—you can watch live too at

More about owls: here.

From a Cornell Lab of Ornithology e-mail:

Fall Visitors to the Heron Nest

Sleepless yet attentive viewers reported seeing a pair of Great Horned Owls visiting the heron tree in Sapsucker Woods during the early morning hours of October 9, 2012.

Great Horned Owls nest primarily in the old nests of other species and do sometimes take over heron nests and use them for breeding, although this particular site may be too exposed. Only time will tell if the owls are truly interested in this site; for now, enjoy the sounds of their soft hooting and the fantastic views as they stroll right toward the camera.

Persistent viewers of the pan-tilt-zoom heron cam in Sapsucker Woods have spotted more than 12 species frequenting the heron tree and surrounding environment this fall (see the gallery). Thanks to all who snapped screenshots and submitted them to our bird cams photo pool on Flickr. Learn about some of the other denizens of Sapsucker Woods, and keep tuning in!

8 thoughts on “Great horned owls at heron nest, video

  1. I love this video! The picture is fuzzy so the owl looks like a teddy bear! We have ordered our day/night vision critter cam from national geographic, since we live in the middle of wildlife central, and I hope to be posting pics soon. Looking for the mountain lion whose tracks and scat I find! My son is learning how to set camera stations for wild tigers. I think he’s going to do this over the summer.
    Great video. Well send to my husband!


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