“Look Whoo Came to Visit”
As the Eagles really aren't using the nest at night yet, there hasn't been much to see. Imagine our surprise when we saw this in the early hours of Tuesday morning
This Great Horned Owl spent about 15 minutes exploring the nest site and actually sat in the nest for a short time. The Eagles were not at the nest during this visit. Great Horned Owls nested last year in the Norfolk Botanical garden and are common urban/suburban birds.
The presence of the owl has us watching closely as Great Horned owls have been known to take over Bald Eagle Nests.
Before post time another visit by the Great Horned Owl was witnessed on Wednesdy night. This foray was much longer - almost 1 1/2 hours, during which the owl settled into the nest.