I was only able to watch the fly out on two nights this week, Monday and Tuesday.
On Monday, it rained and there was no sign of the owl.
On Tuesday, there was a standard fly out and two brief stops before flying off to hunt for the evening.
Soon the owl will be leaving its cavity for the summer to spend the warmer months in tree branches. Last year they left around April 20th.
We also learned this week the fate of the Red morph Eastern Screech-Owl found dead last week. It has been attacked by another animal, possibly our West Drive owl. (The fate of the Red morph's mate, who disappeared this winter while the Great Horned Owl was around is still a mystery. Many suspect that he was attacked by the Great Horned Owl, but I suspect we'll never know what really happened to him.)