Jim Williams has been watching birds and writing about their antics since before "Gilligan's Island" went into reruns. Join him for his unique insights, his everyday adventures and an open conversation about the birds in your back yard and beyond.

Young owls

Posted by: Jim Williams under Bird biology, Bird identification, Bird interactions Updated: April 28, 2013 - 11:12 AM

 The Great Horned Owl chicks I've been watching are beginning to look like owls. This photo was taken Sunday morning. 

There were crows and jays in the area, birds that would mob adult owls. The young birds are ignored. Perhaps they are  recognized as non-threatening in this plumage. 

 

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