Review the main events, including nesting cycle milestones and other noteworthy incidents, in this historical timeline of the Great Horned Owl cam.
Jump To Season Timeline:
|Year||Egg #||Lay Date||Hatch Date||Branch Date||Fledge Date|
|2022||1||Jan 17||Feb 19||April 6||April 15|
|2016||1||Jan 23||Feb 25||April 12||April 16|
|2||Jan 26||Feb 28||April 17||April 22|
|2015||1||Jan 1||Feb 3||March 23||March 29|
|2||Jan 4||Feb 6||March 28||March 29|
2022 Season Timeline
April 15, 2022: Owlet Fledges Above Great Horned Owl Nest In Savannah, Georgia
At 55 days old, the owlet from the Savannah Great Horned Owl cam finally displayed a leaping flight worthy of fledging! Watch the young owl embark on a short flight from limb to limb above the nest site at 3 A.M. on April 15. The fledgling sticks the landing and eventually climbs even further up the nesting tree.
April 6, 2022: Owlet Takes A Leap, Branches At Savannah Great Horned Owl Nest
At 46 days old, the young Great Horned Owl has taken a leap into the next stage of development—branching! Watch the owlet jump from the nest onto an overhanging pine branch on the morning of April 6. Great Horned Owls are typically able to move onto nearby branches at 6 weeks of age. They are able to climb well at this stage, at which time they may leave the nest altogether or clamber out onto nearby branches and return to the nest. At 7 weeks, the young owls are capable of short flights and will tire easily. Time will tell how long the owlet will stay within frame of the camera, so enjoy these moments while we have them.
February 19, 2022: Great Horned Owl Chick Finishes Hatching
After the first pip, or break in the egg, was noticed on February 17, the Great Horned Owl chick completed the hatching process on the morning on February 19. Get a close-up look at the down-covered owlet during this feeding on Feb 22.
The incubation period is now over for the owls. The female will continue to focus all of her time at the nest for at least two weeks (until the owlet is old enough to spend some time alone), while the male continues to hunt for meals for the family.
January 17, 2022: Great Horned Owls Begin Nesting In Savannah, Georgia
After weeks of frequent visits to the nest site, Great Horned Owls have taken over the vacant Osprey nest in Savannah, Georgia. The female laid her first egg on January 17, and more eggs may be on their way soon. This marks the owls’ return to the cam for the first time since the 2016 breeding season.
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