Sunday, June 13, 2010

Eastern Screech Owl and Owlettes - from the nest on

Over the past months we have been watching a pair of eastern screech owls. The male is red morph and the female is a gray morph. On June 1 we found out where the female was nesting and saw for the first time our little owlette. Little did we know that there were four of them. Note: They fledged on June 12, 2010 in the evening. I was not there but it sounded very exciting as they climbed up the tree and then flew. I will date the photos so you can see how the owlettes started to come out of the nest. Many photos are dark as they like to get active 1/2 hour before dusk. Enjoy.
A location is not being given in order to ensure the safety and well being of the family.

Male Screech

Female Screech

June 11, 2010 some shots of the owlettes

See the wings

June 10, 2010

June 8, 2010

June 6, 2010 baby owlette

Female on the nest

June 1, 2010 first time seeing owlette.

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