Tonight, Robert Decandido led another of his owl tours. Luckily, since he rarely does any field work he played his recording in the wrong area. The frigid temperatures and high winds has the female staying close to her cavity. I'm glad she didn't get tricked into going out into the cold by Robert Decandido.
The female made a few brief calls after it was dark, came out of her cavity and joined the male on a small tree. Caroline thinks they copulated, but I didn't see it. The female owl quickly returned to her cavity and the male went south towards the Recreation Center just like last night.
Searches around the Recreation Center and the lower part of the Loch didn't locate the male. When we returned to the female's cavity, she was perched in it. After a few minutes, she went back inside. One quirk of this cavity seem to be, that the female needs to leave the cavity and turn around, to get back inside.
It was too cold to see if the male would return with food or female would be going out to meet him.