Owls’ nest visitors in Georgia, USA

This video from Georgia in the USA says about itself:

Great Horned Owl Checks Out Savannah Nest – Sept. 30, 2016

Look who stopped by the Savannah Great Horned Owl Cam this weekend! Is this a sign of things to come for next year? Great Horned Owls don’t build their own nests; instead, they rely on nests that were previously constructed by other birds, such as this former Bald Eagle nest.

A chosen nest will usually only last for one year because the owls provide no maintenance to it and next to nothing remains at the end of the season. Luckily, this well-constructed site has already provided viewers with two breeding seasons on cam, and, as a bonus, Ospreys have been adding sticks and maintaining the nest over the past few months. Here’s hoping the owls give a “hoot” about the nestorations and return for another year!

This video from the USA says about itself:

Loggerhead Shrike Close-up in Savannah Oct. 3, 2016

This clip shows an up close and personal visit from a Loggerhead Shrike to the Savannah Great Horned Owl Cam. Chalk up another interesting bird to the list of guests that have shared the spotlight on cam this year. The Loggerhead Shrike is an amazing thick-bodied song bird that encompasses the tendencies of a raptor. They are lethal hunters of insects, small mammals, reptiles, and other birds.

Shrikes are notorious for their hunting techniques, as they’re known for impaling larger prey on thorns or barbed wire. They are also equipped with hooked bills flanked with cutting edges down the side of the upper beak, known as tomium, which they aren’t using for cracking nuts!

This video from the USA says about itself:

Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk on Windy Savannah Afternoon – Oct. 5, 2016

Watch this juvenile Red-tailed hawk glide onto the Great Horned Owl nest on a Savannah afternoon. Notice how the blustering winds make navigation around the nest a bit difficult for the young hawk.

This video from Georgia in the USA says about itself:

American Crow Interrupts Osprey‘s Lunch – Oct. 5, 2016

In this clip, an Osprey is enjoying a mid-day fish until an obnoxious American Crow alights on an adjacent branch. Obviously irritated by this intrusion, the Osprey tries its best to intimidate the crow into moving along. The crow, however, remains unfazed and leaves on its own accord.

Watch LIVE at AllAboutBirds.org/GreatHornedOwls.

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