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Monday, May 7th

The three owls were close together this evening.  The fly out was fairly normal, except that Herringbone went immediately towards the nest cavity, and was chased by an American Robin.  The owl was mobbed for a bit, and then ask it got darker, the robins all became quiet.

Herringbone, who I think is the male went into the cavity.  Soon a screaming bird, which sounded like a European Starling, left the hole!  Owls 1 - Starlings 0!  The male then left the cavity.  By this time, the female arrived and took a turn inside the cavity.  Both were in nearby trees but then we lost them.

Chris and Fig were with me tonight.

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The Fledgling is on the left.

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The Fledgling moves to the right, revealing the other parent behind where it had been.

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The Fledgling

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Herringbone, who I think is the male after its victory against the European Starling.

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Trident, who I think is the female, inspecting the cavity.

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