Baby owls at Fort Desoto

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Walking towards the fishing pier, I saw these two osprey chasing each other.

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This was all I saw on the beach next to the pier. It was so windy the few laughing gulls were hunkered down together. Other shorebirds and pelicans were scarce.

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When I got to the owl’s nest, this is what I saw. Mom looks like she’s still waking up.

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As I zoomed in, I noticed the baby right in front of mom. If you look closely at her stomach, right below the dark brown part, you can see a beak sticking out. One of the babies was trying to hide under mom’s feathers.

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A little while later, the other baby stuck his head out. It looked like a fuzzy cotton ball.

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It looks like a cotton ball with a beak stuck on it. Both babies slept all morning and only lifted their heads up a few times. ┬áThis was almost a month ago. I’ve been back every weekend since so I’ve got lots of the pictures of them growing up.

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Across the park from the owls, you can just barely see the eagle’s nest. A parent was sitting on the nest and you can barely make out a brown spot on top of the nest. The baby is pretty big there. You can’t get close to this nest. This was far away and cropped up.

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