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🦉Owl lays second egg: Nesting Season is a HOOT.Guess when the first egg hatches…Contest details below!

View the Egg-citement at www.hhilandtrust.org!


Our beloved Great Horned Owls have welcomed TWO eggs in the Raptor Cam, and we're inviting you to join in on the anticipation and fun with our contest.





Here's How to Participate:


Guess the Date and Time: Predict the exact date and time you think the first owlet will hatch in our Raptor Cam.


Fill Out the Form: To enter, simply fill out the contest form with your prediction. Don't forget to provide your email address so we can notify you if you win!


What's at Stake?


The excitement doesn't stop with the owlet's arrival; guess correctly and you could win a fantastic Hilton Head Island Land Trust Prize Pack!


Don't Miss Out on Your Chance to Win!


Use your knowledge of Great Horned Owls (here’s a link to the Audubon Society Field Guide) and enter your prediction and join us in celebrating this incredible moment.



Thank you for supporting the Hilton Head Island Land Trust, and we can't wait to see your guesses! Stay tuned for updates on our Raptor Cam.


P.S. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest Nesting Cam updates and more exciting contests and events!


Contest Rules:

  • Choose the date and time closest to the first egg hatching without going over.

  • Limit one (1) entry per email address.

  • All entries will be reviewed by Hilton Head Island Land Trust (HHILT) to ensure fairness.


Facts about Great Horned Owls:

  • GHOs typically select nesting spots in various trees such as cottonwood, juniper, beech, pine, and others, often utilizing nests built by other species or cavities in live trees, deserted buildings, or cliff ledges.

  • They build nests using sticks and may line them with downy feathers plucked from their own breast or fur and feathers from prey.

  • Female GHOs are larger than their mates, with males weighing around 2.7 pounds and females around 3.5 pounds.

  • GHOs have a unique ability to rotate their necks up to 270 degrees due to their fixed eye structure.

  • Clutch sizes typically consist of 2 eggs but can range from 1 to 4 eggs with an incubation period of 28 to 35 days.

  • The diet of GHOs includes a wide array of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and occasionally fish.

 

For more information about the Hilton Head Island Land Trust and to watch the owls, please visit hhilandtrust.org.

 

View Hilton Head Island’s first Raptor Cam online www.hhilandtrust.org/raptorcam

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