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    Default Barn Owl Update

    This is a good time to to look at the Barn Owl web cam: Hayward Area Recreation and Park District

    The babies are so big that Mama can't possibly hide them anymore... and they aren't pretty, but they will be later. I think its possible some may have died. Earlier this morning, I could see two really big ones and two smaller ones. There's quite a range of sizes according to order of hatching.

    The eagles are doing well, there are still three babies. The red-tailed hawks and herons still don't have any hatched eggs, last time I looked.
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    Baby eagles are HUGE! Mama owl is sitting right in front of the camera right now. *poke poke*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sangye View Post
    Baby eagles are HUGE! Mama owl is sitting right in front of the camera right now. *poke poke*
    Well, if you don't get a look at the owl babies today, make sure you do tomorrow when the light is still good... they are really impressive! And yes, the eagle babies are looking good. And to think we still have two more nests of babies to watch!
    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

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    Oh, man, I just looked at the eagles again and they look like they've grown since this morning! Must be the camera angle and they are closer to it. But they do look bigger than I thought!
    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

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    The owls are so big/tall and I agree with you Anne......they are not very pretty.
    It's amazing (with all of the bird cams we are watching) that they can get so big in such a short time.
    .......and boy can they eat
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    Quote Originally Posted by mishb View Post
    The owls are so big/tall and I agree with you Anne......they are not very pretty.
    It's amazing (with all of the bird cams we are watching) that they can get so big in such a short time.
    .......and boy can they eat
    Well, just look at their beautiful mother... they look like little monsters now, but they will look like her eventually!
    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

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    LOL Little monsters. That cracked me up.

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    Well, as always, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Certainly, these are "little monsters" that a mother, at least, can love. I do find a certain aesthetic quality in each stage of their development, though I don't have to feed and preen them, which looks like a huge amount of work!

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    Mama is currently out of the nest so the pile of babies is visible... some may be out of range of the camera. I see one GIANT one, two good-sized ones, and one really little one struggling to have a presence amid his older siblings.
    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

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    Major close up of the baby eagles right now. They're going through a bit of an ugly phase!

    Mama is feeding them a dead baby bird. The camera guy zoomed in to make sure we saw what it was. Poor little thing

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