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#46 Dann and Karan

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 09:12 PM

Harold,

How is Mrs. Hooter doing? I think she likes your nesting box.

I have enjoyed your account of Mrs. Hooter over the years.

 

Karan And Dann

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#47 Us burros

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:15 AM

Harold,

How is Mrs. Hooter doing? I think she likes your nesting box.

I have enjoyed your account of Mrs. Hooter over the years.

 

Karan And Dann

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We don't see much of her these 28-33 days she's busy incubating the current egg supply. Occasionally we can see the top of her head or her tail, but with the temperatures in the thirties and forties she stays low in the box, close to the eggs.

Most likely it will be another ±two weeks before the eggs hatch and then during the 4-5 weeks the hatchlings are developing is when we see more activity.

During the incubation period, there is communication between the adults, from before sundown until daybreak. I guess she puts in her order for what meal she wants delivered nest side and he replies. 



#48 Dann and Karan

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 02:46 PM

Thanks Harold for the up date. I guess I will have to wait for a while for more up dates.

Karan



#49 Meadowlark

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 02:42 PM

Hi, Harold,

Wow, great timing! I was just going to email you about your barred owls. Folks, there is a big difference between BARRED owls, such as Harold has, and BARN owls, like we have in our backyard.

 

My husband took pictures of these little guys last summer. We've had them every year for several years. Look at the difference.

"Our" adult pair returned before the New Year and are probably sitting on eggs as we speak.

 

They're fabulous mousers, just like Harold's birds. Great photos, Harold!

 

 

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Edited by Meadowlark, 01 February 2015 - 02:44 PM.

These are the voyages of the small ship, "Grus Egg".

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#50 Us burros

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 02:55 PM

Thanks Harold for the up date. I guess I will have to wait for a while for more up dates.

Karan

 

We too have been waiting. Yesterday we saw the adult female leave the nesting box and I was able to get this picture of this year's owlets.

 

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#51 Dann and Karan

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:28 PM

Oh Wow! Thanks Harold for the update. And the nesting box has a new family.

Karan.


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#52 Us burros

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 08:50 AM

Like us, they've been around for a long time.

For ten years since 2008 (missed two years because of no nesting box), a pair of Barred owls have nested in our back yard. They are getting older and this year there seems to be only two owlets, but mama is still providing meal delivery service.

 

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#53 Meadowlark

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:27 AM

Wonderful catch there, Harold!! They must be hungry babies for her to be hunting in midday!

We are hoping to have our first ever pair of Kestrels using the nest box we put up several years ago. And we have our barn owls back,too.


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These are the voyages of the small ship, "Grus Egg".

2011 17" Spirit Deluxe, "Grus Egg"

 

"Civilization began when we stopped eating horses and began riding them."


#54 Meadowlark

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 02:57 PM

Aaand, as a update..we DEFINITELY have a pair of kestrels nesting in our backyard!! It's so neat to see these little 'pocket rockets' flying overhead.


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These are the voyages of the small ship, "Grus Egg".

2011 17" Spirit Deluxe, "Grus Egg"

 

"Civilization began when we stopped eating horses and began riding them."