Friday, May 15, 2009

More photos of our owl kiddos

We're seeing the baby eastern screech owls more now. Earlier this afternoon, I went inside to write while James worked on planting coral honeysuckle. Sure enough, he summoned me back outside. Both owlets were roosting!

"They like rap!" James announced, then proceeded to make sputtering noises and gyrating moves. I laughed and shook my head. But he was right! The other owlet, intrigued with whatever that guy on the ground was doing, joined its sibling. Both of them stared at us, thoroughly entertained, no doubt.


Then something caught their attention. We thought maybe Mom was on her way with food....

This one was really straining to see. But Mom didn't come (after dark last night, we did see her or the father drop by for a feeding).


So back to work for both of us. It's really hard to get anything else done when there are baby owls to be entertained!

5 comments:

Kristin Lea said...

These babies are sooooo cute! They look like little stuffed baby owls! I told Chad I wanted one, but he reminded me they have, "talons and sharp beaks!" But his warnings do not deter me! Those babies are just too cute for words!

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Hey Kristin! You gotta get your own Owl Shack! The owls will use it to roost once they find it. Nesting won't start again until next March. www.owlshack.com

Jean said...

My goodness, those are so very cool! I've never heard of owl shacks before. I remember seeing a family of Eastern Screech Owls in our side yard one year (a long time ago) and that was a thrill. But to have them easily visible like you have, like I said, very cool.

Mary Beth said...

How cute are those two! December of 2004 one Eastern Screech Owl perched in our Christmas garland right above the front door. She sat there all day long watching all as we came and went. Every Christmas, I hope she'll return.

Diana said...

Your owl photo is so cool. You can almost imagine what they are thinking in there as they look out upon the world. You're so lucky to have them -- thanks for sharing.

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