Month: August 2012

2012 Season Wrap Up

A ‘down’ year compared to previous, most notably Site 8, did not have a nest this year as it was successful in 2011. With what little information we have, it might have been pestering starling that drove the owls out.

Site 1
Massachusetts
Screech Owls,
Male=red phased
Female=gray phased
First Egg: back calculated, 2-16-12 (+/-)
# of Eggs……………..1 (+4 infertile as noted by once broken no development)
First Hatch: back calculated 3-15-12 (+/-)
# Hatched…………….1 (one egg most likely froze)
Fledged ……………….1 (died about 8-9 days later, possible car strike owlet found on side of road)

Site 2
Massachusetts
No owls
per usual hear GHO, Barred and Screech fall 2011, last owl heard was Barred, July 2012.

Site 3
Massachusetts
Screech Owls,
Male=gray phased (confirmed 2011)
Female=red phased
First Egg 3/26/2011 (+/- 1 day based on 5 eggs visible 4-2-12)
# of Eggs ………….5 (one was infertile)
First Hatch 4 had hatched 4-22-2012
# Hatched………… 4
Fledged……………. 4
(2 fledged night 5-23,24-12, 2 fledged day(pm) 5/24/2011)

Site 4

Massachusetts
No screech owls seen, Tree with box fell with a storm on December 27,2010 not replaced for 2011,
Replaced with Slot SQR style in different location December 17 2012.

Site 5
Maryland
Screech Owls,
Male= ?
Female=red phased
First Egg ???
# of Eggs…………. ??
First Hatch ???
# Hatched ………… 1+
Fledged …………….1+ (one fledgling was seen in entrance early may 2012)

Site 6
Massachusetts
No screech owls seen,
great horned owls heard occasionally 2012, Screech owl heard August 2012

Site 7
Massachusetts
no screech owls seen for 2012

Site 8
Massachusetts
Screech Owls, 4 different seen and photo’ed 3 gray phased and 1 red phased
Male= Gray phased (browner)
Female=Gray phased
same pair used box through the fall winter into spring 2012, but no nest, reports of a starling in entrance april 2012

Site 9
Massachusetts
Screech Owls 2 (gray phased seen 12 days after installation, no sitings Feb-May, Gray and Red Phased seen June-August no confirmed nest
Male= ?(presumed red phased)
Female=?(presumed gray phased
First Egg none confirmed
# of Eggs.none confirmed
First Hatch none confirmed

2012 Totals:
screech owl eggs …….11 + (10 Massachusetts)(1+ Maryland)
screech owl fledged…..6 (5 Massachusetts)(1+ Maryland) (1 owlet died 8-9 days after fledging.

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