Three owlets and a fly

July 28, 2015 • 12:15 pm

My old friend Hempenstein sent this video, and at first I couldn’t figure out what was going on: I thought the owlet nestlings were listening for their mother. But then I realized that they were following a fly that was loose in the nest box.  As Hempenstein commented on the video:

Jesus they’re strange-looking, but 2+ min of them is somehow fascinating to watch.

They are of course barn owls (Tyto alba).

h/t: Hempenstein

10 thoughts on “Three owlets and a fly

  1. So cute; like little feathered kittens- “WTF is THAT?”

    We used to raise turkeys years ago, and an easy way to get them some extra protein was to put a light above their pen for a few hours after dark: it was hilarious watching them chase the moths and beetles that would come flying in.

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