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Great Horned Owl Family Makes Cozy Home in Minneapolis Park

If you’re in Minneapolis, you might be able to view something unique this spring: a great horned owl family.

What makes it unique is that the nest is in a busy Minneapolis park.

Video clips from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) show the family engaging in different types of behavior.

In this first clip from the USFWS, the owls bob and yawn.

The second clip shows the adult owl watching over the nest as the young owlets peer out with curiosity.

The final clip shows the owlets flapping their wings in flight practice.

In early March, the nest was knocked down by a storm. The USFWS says volunteers from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center helped rebuild the nest in a white pine tree.

If you’re in the Minneapolis area, you might be able to learn where the nest is located, but the Raptor Center has asked the location to be kept secret out of concern for the horned owl young.

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Great Horned Owl Family Makes Cozy Home in Minneapolis Park