I got this report from the owner of site 8 on the 22nd of October.
1st Owl of the season – a very pale gray morph in the slot box! Visible when I arrived at 8:40 this morning until mobbed by yard birds a few minutes ago. This could be the same “pale” owl seen previously, but I can’t verify the field marks.
an owl was there again on the 24th, and Today. I was able to swing by today and yep there was an owl in the entrance. Consistent with years past, site’s 1,3 and 8 remain the most active so far this season. Although, I don’t know if it’s the same owl as the 22nd. but it does appear that is one of the gray pair that has been here before. The other of the pair has bolder white eyebrows.
A bit more analysis from the owner from 10-28-13
Since this pic was taken in the early afternoon, the owl is shaded by the roof of the box. When I first saw the owl on Tuesday, it was flooded with morning sunlight. In that bright light it appeared to be much whiter and there was less contrast between the light and dark feathers of the facial disks. There are some discrepancies between my initial impressions on 10/22 and the owl’s appearance in the photo on 10/27. Even so, those differences in appearance can be attributed to the dramatic change from an owl seen through binoculars in full sun light, to the details captured in the photo of an owl roosting in shade.