Great Horned Owls

Rusty(male) and Iris(female), Are two Great Horned Owls that are unable to live in the wild. Rusty and Iris are both blind in their right eye. Rusty and Iris are still wild owls and can breed. For more information or to make a donation please visit the festivalofowls.com

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Guest
Linda

What happened that we can’t see Mom and the nest? Have the owlets hatched yet?

Member
Linda

She’s been sitting on eggs for more than a month now, right? Shouldn’t these owlets hatch soon?

Guest
Sam

Iris is very alert. Two on fence- Rusty and Sheldon or Sequoia?? cool

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Guest
ladybug

bigsmile

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Guest

Cams show its light outside but time/clock says 11:38pm. ??? I c Iris on nest and another owl is sitting on rail? having supper. cool Another owl is on roost pole.

Guest
PenLauren

If you’d like to learn more about Rusty and Iris, the kids, and the other owls not shown here you can visit their website.
https://www.internationalowlcenter.org/

Guest
Sam

sheldon or sequoia to the right of time/date stamp?
Iris on the nest-
bigsmile

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Sam

with Iris on nest- who is sitting with Rusty?
cool

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PenLauren

The two owls in the sunshine are Sheldon and Sequoia, R & I’s offspring from last season. They stay in that part of the enclosure, Rusty and Iris are in the other part. Iris’ eggs will be replaced with “fakes” because raising the youngsters has become too stressful for Rusty due to his advanced age.

Guest
Sam

Hi PenLauren – Thanks so much for all the info about the owls!
Is it usually Iris sitting on the nest? When do we see Rusty? Are
Sheldon and Sequoia both males? TY again! bigsmile
NOTE to viewers- 3 pics I posted below that say the owl is Rusty is incorrect–
would be Sheldon and/or Sequoia ( Rusty and Iris’ offspring from last season.)
sam

Guest
PenLauren

As long as Iris is sitting they’ll probably keep the cams mostly on her so Rusty is only seen if cams go to him or he visits her at the nest.
Sheldon is male, slightly smaller than Sequoia who is female.
Rusty is a bit smaller than Iris and is darker in coloration. Iris is more grey. I’ve added a couple of pics of them with a previous set of offspring. Rusty on left, Iris on right in both pictures.

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Guest
Sam

Is fun to know about the owls as I look at them. cool
Thanks again for info and pics!

Guest
Sam

Hello Rusty and Iris sparkleheart

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sam

Iris sleeping; Rusty enjoying the view blush

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sam

Iris or Rusty

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Sally Robertson

Do we have eggs?

Guest
sam

my first time here
sorry, I can’t help

Guest
Sally Robertson

YES! 2 eggs!

Guest
sam

yay!