Bill Dunson, born in rural Georgia, skipped 12th grade and went directly to Yale. He subsequently received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Michigan. Bill is Professor Emeritus of Pennsylvania State University, thanks to a career spent teaching and researching the physiological ecology and ecotoxicology of reptiles, amphibians and fish. Bill has dedicated his life to learning and sharing his knowledge with others. Join him as he observes our better nature on the Island, his newest home.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Screech owl BABY
Screech owl DAD
Screech owl MOM
One of the remarkable things you can do to encourage bird life in your yard is to put up a screech owl box. This often results in a female taking over the box and a male will usually roost nearby in some bushes. This has been going on for many years in our yard. But this year the results of this happy union first became obvious when a baby owl appeared in our yard. It had jumped out of the box and taken up residence in a dense bush. Since Mom is a gray morph owl and Dad is a red morph, we are wondering what color Junior will be. There seems to be a slight hint of reddish color under Junior's down feathers but we will have to wait and see.