Juvenile Long Eared Owls

August 8, 2021 at 4:29 pm

Once young Long Eared Owls fledge the nest your chance of a photograph has usually finished. They are, however, still fed by the male for up to three months at which time they have usually mastered the skill of catching prey.
In the last ten days I have been watching four juvenile Long Eared Owls that have translocated to some pine trees around a large house in the high Pennines. It was a privilege to watch them each night as they practised hunting and interacting with one another. All the time they were hungry and calling for food which the male provided as it got dark and there was no light to film!!For gallery photos see https://www.facebook.com/gordonyateswildlife