Photo by Jim Ward

Spring has sprung here in the valley! The wildflowers are blooming, elk are calving, and baby birds are learning to fly.

We wanted to share these videos of a family of owls growing up in the Estes Valley this spring. The three owlets are fledging this week, and will be moving out of the nest soon enough.

Local videographer Rick Martinez has been documenting this family, and you can watch three of our favorite videos here:

Owlets Playing in Their Nest

Owlets Testing Their Wings

Owlets Learning to Fly