There was a lot of activity and vocalizations coming from the owl box just before noon on May 31. I marked "hatched" on my calendar.
I check late every night and hear the squeaking noises growing stronger. Karmyn came to visit on June 4. She could hear the "Owl business" through the open window at the head of her bed.
Two nights ago one baby Western Screech Owl peeked through the opening of the owl box. The photograph is about as fuzzy as the little creature itself! I believe it's an only child.
The father must be hanging out, but I have not been able to confirm the existence of a second owl coming from and going to the box.
The female will often sit and look out the hole as we go about our daily business. She must not feel threatened by the human interaction. I appreciate that!
And this is the surviving sparrow in the nesting house in the back yard after Mr. Magpie ordered up lunch for his own muster of chicks. Baby sparrow fledged a few days ago, but the vacancy has already been filled. Noisy, Noisy Sparrows! Nosy me!
Will I ever get back to a committed relationship with blogger? Big sigh.
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