Decorah Bald Eagles’ Midnight Owl Intruder

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Last night, 4/14/2012, at midnight, an owl visited the Decorah Bald Eagle nest quite suddenly. Mom and Dad Eagle were not amused, and they reacted with defensive calls and posturing. Everyone in the nest is fine. This is not Mom and Dad’s first owl visit ever; they had owl intruders last year as well. No birds were hurt in any Decorah owl visit so far. Assuming that the owl is a Great Horned Owl, the Bald Eagle outweighs it and has a larger wing span. To attack the “largest true raptor in North America,” the nighttime hunting owl must then, have a good deal of hunting proficiency. The owl has a specific call that is audible on the clip. (first at 03:10 and again later)

Decorah Eagles Owl Intruder at Midnight 4-14-12 11:52pm CDT Read the rest of this entry →