After the eggs hatch, the parents brood the chicks, protecting them from extreme weather and predators.
They are very diligent parents, never leaving the chicks unprotected - even at night when Great Horned Owls might threaten the chicks.
bird people war has made it to federal court] In this particular case, by what seems to be a very hard-core eagle couple that resides in eastern Pittsburgh, and whose domestic life is streamed live on a web cam.
Mom and Dad have two young beaks to feed, and cam viewers learned Tuesday just how seriously they take that job.
Mounted on the Pa'ia Youth & Cultural Center, this cam looks out at Paia Bay.
Most of the time this is a quiet beach with only a few people.
Feathers around the ears can also be fluffed up to act as a funnel, directing sound right towards their ears.
Popular spot for local water enthusiasts and visitors alike.
Answers to your questions about the Barred Owl nest. Back to Top You are more likely to hear a Barred Owl than to see a Barred Owl and they are more vocal than most other North American owl species. They also make single hoots and have a loud series of spectacular dueting vocalizations during courtship that sound like maniacal laughter. Owlets make begging calls throughout the nestling period, and older young beg from parents by making a regular squeaking sound that can sound like a hiss.
In a You Tube video of the incident, everyone looked a little puzzled for a minute, then one of the adults dragged the feline to the other side of the nest.
The video cuts out at that point, so the dinner scene is left to viewers’ imaginations.
Tactile bristles surrounding the beak partially compensate for their less-than-perfect close-up vision. Like other owls, their ears are placed unevenly on their head and point in slightly different directions, giving the ability to tell where a sound is coming from without moving their heads.