• Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Hello all.
So, here is the saga of the screech owls. They have been hanging around my yard, one in the box, the other in the tree since March. Presumably, the female was incubating while the male fed her at night. Recently, I noticed they had both moved to a crab apple tree in my yard.

In the late afternoon, one of them would move back in the box. I’ve never seen the fledglings, but I’m hopeful this pair was successful. I want to believe they left the box to encourage the young to leave.

Now, it has been two days, and there is no sign of either. I have to say, I miss them and I’ve been a little melancholy today. I hope they come back next year. I’ve gotten so much pleasure from watching them.

Another recent addition to the yard is a family of Tufted Titmice. They are busy going back and forth feeding their clutch. I counted 7 trips in 15 minutes by both parent. When I hang the laundry on the line which is tied to the tree their box is on, the babies chirp and peep hoping it is mom or dad with their next meal.

Category: Birds
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