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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.
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dukw_butter

Great Horned Owlets?

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Last weekend, I found a Great Horned Owl on a nest near Morrison, Colorado. Took a few shots. No indication of owlets. Just one parent that appeared to be incubating eggs. Went back today, and took some shots with the big lens. There appear to be some new brownish-whitish objects toward the front of the nest that were not there last weekend. My guess is that these are owlets. The color and texture appears consistent with Great Horned owlet down. They were not under the parent, which is reasonable as today was warm (about 75 degrees F. Didn't see any eyes or beaks on the dull white blobs, so it's possible that I'm seeing something different. Maybe some game they were feasting on? I'm not clear. Also, the lowest point, beneath the two owlish-colored blobs, is something distinctly different. Possibly a rabbit foot. Or possible something with feathers? I'm not clear. I'll upload a few pics. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Thanks for the feedback. I'm going back tomorrow to see if I can get some better shots. I suspect that the owlets are just exhausted and sleeping in the nest on a warm spring day. I'll try to get some better pics as they mature. :)

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At about five weeks they should be starting to climb the branches next to the nest. At eight weeks they will leave it entirely.

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