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July 17, 2014

Did 'Dad' Heron Breed Successfully After All?

This morning we saw 'Dad', a second adult and a juvenile on the pond. The juvenile landed in the same tree as Dad for a short time, then flew close to the second adult. This could be two parents and their offspring. Dad may well have bred successfully elsewhere this year. It would explain his great fishing efforts this season. Perhaps he was taking the fish away to young on a nest nearby. There are several ponds to the North of Sapsucker Woods, he could have established a new nest site after the loss of the nest on the pond at the Cornell Lab. Thanks to TN Tuxedo for the great video. 

July 16, 2014

Owl Research Institute Scientists Return

Just before 10AM AKDT the Owl Research Scientists returned to the nest site to survey the area and find the remaining owlets. Two banded owlets were found and appeared healthy. The adult Snowy Owls flew and landed close to the scientists. 

July 15, 2014

Two Owlets Visible During Prey Drop

Viewers watched one of the adult parents fly to a distant mound, as the adult landed two owlets were seen moving towards the parent. Upon zooming in we could clearly see two young moving around. The other two owlets are likely scattered nearby. 

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