Yesterday (10-28-13) an owl made its first stay during the day. It had been motion captured both nights over the weekend (between 4-5 am) but did not stay the day. It appears to be the red phased male from previous years. This is the first time that the gray female has not appeared first since 2007, so I am thinking she has passed on. I went out to take a quick documentation photo, when an immature red-tailed hawk did a low flyby over the box. It was just passing through, but certainly got the owls attention!
10/31/2013 UPDATE: I was wrong, they just like to keep me guessing! The gray phase female appeared yesterday, and today: cool note: if this female is the same, she has been seen since almost to the date since 2007!