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Enjoy the Beauty of These Great Grey Owls Nesting in a Hollow Tree

A family of great grey owls have found the perfect place for a nest and you can see it right here.

Known as the “Phantom of the North” great grey owls are one of the northern hemisphere’s largest owls by length and watching this video you’ll see why.

They breed from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts in North America, and from Finland across Eastern Europe to Asia. Here’s a beautiful and up close look at a breeding pair and at least two chicks.

It’s obvious by the video that these owls prefer a large fairly open nesting site. They are known to live around coniferous forests and will use the abandoned nests of other large raptors and large broken tree cavities as shown here.

Though only two chicks can be seen in the nest they usually have a clutch of four eggs. In only 3-4 weeks the hatchlings will jump from their home! The mother will generally roost in a nearby tree for another 1-2 weeks while her young begin to fly.

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Enjoy the Beauty of These Great Grey Owls Nesting in a Hollow Tree