First Look

This 10 day old Great Horned Owl baby has just opened his eyes and his first look is of himself.  Young owls bond quickly with the caregiver.  This is not helpful because they must learn to be a wild owl & hunt for themselves. To prevent bonding with humans, we sometimes place a mirror in front of them so they can bond with their own image and not feel alone.  Placing the owl with other owls of same age group is ideal but not  always possible. greathorned mirror
10 day old Great Horn