Familiar ‘wise’ crack

By on February 1, 2017


The end of January is the prime time for Pennsylvania’s Great Horned Owls to be seen in local nesting sites. Ephrata’s Grater Community Park once again plays host to a large raptor pair. Photographed Monday, this owl is likely the female since the majority of the incubation is her responsibility. The male will provide her with a variety of small mammals and waterfowl during this period. In 28-35 days, two or three frizzy gray heads will once again be looking for food provided by both of the adult owls.


Photo and information by Mike Shull



  1. Allen Schaeffer

    March 16, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Are there any more recent updates on the nesting- and baby owls? Was up there about a month ago (mid Feb 2017) from Maryland and saw the mother. Have the eggs hatched yet? would like to get back up there again at the right time.. thanks for any insights !

    • Editor

      March 20, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Yes! Email sent…thank you!

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