October 2012 Blog Posts (1)

Studying Spotted eagle owls at the nest

Spotted eagle owls are our most common owl and are found in the whole of South Africa. They adapted well to human presence and are often found in gardens, even in the city! 

Spotted eagle owls will normally nest in a scraped hollow on the ground but will sometimes also make use of a fork in a large tree as in this instance. This site was used by this pair in 2010 but was not used last year.  I keep a record of all nest sites of the different owl species in our area…

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Added by Pietman Muller on October 28, 2012 at 5:57 — 10 Comments

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