Month: June 2015

Nicely Done

Site 8

It seems the owls have taken up here once again, they had been nesting near by the last 2 years, but this year they decided to take up here…from the owner

photos taken during the past week (June 5 – June 9). We watched at least 3
baby owls leave their nesting box this evening (June 10th). One baby remained in the box and it was too dark to see if any others remained in the box with it.

mom(red) and dad
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2 owlets peeking out
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Recently fledged owlet and mom…
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my notes: thank you for the updates and great shots especially the last one!

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Spreading the Resistance:TX

I wanted to share with you something we are so excited about! We woke up this morning to such a fun surprise! I bought an owl house from you back in February I believe and I loved that your house had a slot entrance just for the fact that if we had babies, we’d be able to see them all. This has been the highlight of the day for sure! We have three babies so far.

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Wrapping up Success, and Distress

Site 9

6/1/2015

From the owner

With all of the rain for the last 24 hours and more on the way- the mother owl returned to the box and was calling! We went out to see if the babies needed help and were in trouble and found 1 ( youngest baby we think) in a lower branch un protected from the rain and in distress! We put the ladder up to the box and then scaled up the little dead tree where the unprotected bay was! We pick it up – dried it off and placed it in the box with mom and they are so happy and the baby has perked up now
. They have been preening and cooing and the little one is safe for now . Searched for 2 hours and we could not find the other 2

stay tuned!

 

 

Got a bunch of photos, plus the observations from the owner, here is the wrap up from site 9

Eggs laid

3/28/15 – 1
3/31/15- 2
4/3/15– 3
4/5/15- 4
4//7/15-5

Hatched
1 egg did not hatch

4/30/15 – 2 egg hatched
5/2/15— 3 and 4
5/3/15- 5 th egg hatched

4th owlet died 5/4

Successful fledging 3 healthy owlets

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3 owlets near fledging

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male with owlet

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mom in tree near box as owlets are close to fledging

 

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