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Keagan Chasenski

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Keagan has always had a connection with wildlife, having been lucky enough to visit Londolozi as a child. After growing up in Johannesburg, he attended boarding school in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands where weekends were spent exploring the reserve and appreciating his surroundings. ...

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on Spotted Eagle-Owl Nest: Part II

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Great follow up story–thanks!

Great follow up story–was wondering about status–thanks!

How wonderful to see this in broad daylight – hopefully you’ll be able to follow this chick’s progress. I love owls but have seen very few during my 13 trips to Londo, presumably as they’re generally nocturnal?

Thank you for this update! I’m glad to see that the chick is growing quickly. I found a Great Horned Owl nest in my neighborhood two years ago this month. It was fun to walk by and see the downy heads of the chicks wobbling in the nest up high. I was always excited to check on them during my afternoon walks. This is bringing the excitement of that experience back to me.

What a great story!
The chick is so cute. Lucky you that you have been able to see it and watch its development into an adult owl. They are really beautiful, these owls.

How fantastic that you and Ray were able to spot the fluffy spotted eagle owl chick after finding the nest on previous drives. It’s a shame only one egg hatched but perhaps this is not uncommon for this species. Hopefully you will be able to photo-document this little owl prior to its fledging. Nice story!

I love mother and chick together!

I am very happy to hear about the one chick!! Now to learn to survive!

Keagan they are beautiful owls and the chick is so adorable. We had a Spotted eagle owl nest in our yard and my husband made them a wooden box so they could breed in there. They did and they raised 3 beautiful chick’s to adulthood. Wonderful to have seen them grow up and fly off at night to feed, just to come back the next morning to sleep for the day.

I’ve often heard these curious owls songs as the soundtrack of several documentaries at darkness and wondered about their life… thank you so much for the accurate description and lovely pictures!

Keagan, thank you for the update on the spotted owls.

How cute is the picture of that chick? I’m so glad you did the follow up and at least one chick made it.

Thanks for the follow up Keagan, and looking forward to hearing of any updates!

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