Friday, 4-18-08 - North Woods Eastern Screech-Owls
Tonight, the young ones were more aggressive about coming to the edge of the cavity. There are definitely at least two nestlings.
Adult whinny and hoot-hoot vocalizations were heard. A raccoon seemed to trigger the hoot-hoots.
Feeding of what may be moths, continued as their were frequent flights between the trees near the West Drive's street lights, an interim stop on top of a broken sapling ten feet in front of the nest and the cavity. One pictures of a nestling shows the food, but it is too blurry to see if it is definitely a moth.
The male was reported to have been out of the cavity all day, and the female left just as I arrived. They both would have been fun to photograph, but I concentrated on the cavity and its current jewels.