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Sunday, April 29th

I was the only regular this evening, but unfortunately a paid "Owl Tour" attracted about fifteen onlookers.  I really had hoped we could keep the owls under the radar for two more weeks, especially given the signs that the parents might be starting work on a second brood.  It's too bad the owls' privacy was sold out for five dollars a head.

All three owls were in the Willow again this evening.  The parents together on a center branch and the fledgling far away.   The fledgling seems to be more and more independent each day.

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The parents.

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The parents from the other side.

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The fledgling who is looking more and more grown up.

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A wing stretch by a parent.

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One parent moves slightly to the right.

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As usual, the Fledgling flies out first.

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Not sure which parent this is.

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The returning to the cavity behavior continues.

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Peaking out.

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Then coming out.

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The parent's head rubbing behavior continues.  (The bright light is from a nearby street light.)

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The Fledgling comes in to see what's up.

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The Fledgling soon leaves.  I believe the parents may want to return to the nest, so I leave to give them space.

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