Great Horned Owl chicks will go up to the parent’s and peck at their mouth’s trying to get food. The parent owls will run from them until the two parents mate. The pics are of a Great Horned Owl chick going after the female parent demanding food. The parent owl’s will ignore the chicks until the daily mating ritual is done. The Great Horned Owl chicks are demanding when it comes to food because approximately in a month, the chicks may be on their own. So they need and want the energy.