Wednesday, 4-16-08 - North Woods Eastern Screech-Owls
It was an interesting night. The male was already out sitting on a branch near the nest cavity when I arrived. The female came out early and rested on a branch ten feet from the cavity in very bright light.
There was movement about the site by both owls and both whinny and hoot-hoot sounds were made.
The owls continued the active trips back to the nest. It's unclear if this is feeding or behavior to encourage fledging. The dull nights are over!
I can't tell how many kids there are. I've included lots of pictures, just in case someone thinks they can tell some of the nestlings apart.