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January 28, 2011 - Field Notes

Noteworthy News from the Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources

Hunting Season Reminders

Waterfowl

-- January 30, 2011 --

Big Game & Small Game

-- January 31, 2011 --

Did You Know...?

great horned owl
A great horned owl in the cavity of a dead tree stump.
~Photo by Deborah Allen~

During the nesting season -January through February-, the great horned owl typically lays two to four eggs in the hollows and crevices of trees or in abandoned nest sites of birds and squirrels. The female can maintain an incubating temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (ºF) even when the surrounding temperature is more than 70 degrees colder, and eggs can successfully hatch when temperatures are below -27 ºF!

Read more fun facts about this fierce bird of prey

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