Tawny owl chicks two weeks old

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 06.05.2019 - 16:44

Screencap from webcam  Maggy, LK forum
Estonian text posted 04.05.2019
English translation Liis

Image from this morning of the owl family in the nest trunk

Image from this morning of the owl family in the nest trunk


Tawny owl        Kodukakk         Strix aluco


The webcam image shows the difference in size between the three older chicks and the fourth that was hatched two days later than the first three.

Mother Klaara has no longer time to feed the chicks individually and the fight for survival between the owl chicks is on, altough it is not conscious but rather as human thinking sees it.

At the end of May the chicks start leaving the nest trunk

Nii hüppavad toidu ootel kakupojad emalinnu saabudes, et esimesena toit endale saada ja näriline tervelt alla kugistada

So the owl chicks jump  waiting for the food when the female arrives, to be the first to get at the food and gobble the rodent unchewed

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