Long Eared Owlet Finn is now 8 weeks old and coming along well with training. You can just see his ear tufts coming through.
Despite being called Ear Tufts, these feathers have nothing to do with hearing and actually help some owls camouflage in trees.
In den letzten Tagen war ich von der Uni aus auf Exkursion in der Uckermark und konnte dort jeden Abend auf dem Grundstück unser Unterkunft Waldohreulen beobachten. Hier ein Jungvogel im letzten Abendlicht.
15 hours ago
Resting in the tree with his family, taking care of his feathers and waiting for the sun to set so he can hunt again. #longearedowl#mygarden
Sometimes waiting is rewarding - after watching an adult long eared owl with its 5 branchlings for almost 2 hours into dawn, they finally got up and I could watch an incredible situation - the branchlings started scattering to different trees and the adult owl got out hunting, while the juveniles screamed in competition for food! Such a great situation, even with no really good photo 😊🦉 #wildlife#birding#owl#longearedowl#forest#nature#photgraphy#dawn