Tonight with Caroline's help, we got to see a rare summer glimpse of the Eastern Screech-Owl pair we had studied this winter and spring. The pair, which has an older female and a young male, certainly seems to have bonded. They engaged in head rubbing activity as part of their wake up activities this evening.
The pair was mobbed by American Robins, which allowed us to keep track of them after fly out. As night fell, and the Robins went to sleep, we were able to watch one of the owls bathe. Watching an Eastern Screech-Owl bathe is one of the hardest behaviors to observe, so all of us left the park with smiles on our faces.