Friday, April 20th
Marie had been predicting that the Fledgling would soon be independent. I had argued back that without tree cover or warm weather, the family might stay in the cavity longer than would be normal.
Today, Chris found the Fledgling in a Hawthorne tree, where it most likely spent the day. Ironically, it was a warm day, trees were not leaf covered but enough buds were on the tree to hide the bird, and it was the correct time for the fledgling to start being independent. So, no clear answer to our riddle.
Owl watchers for the evening were Jim, Chris, Noreen, Barbara and myself.