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.

Bill Dunson

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