"Operation noctua" week 14 update - noisy active adults

May 21, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

A quick update from the little owls.

Today was a belter of a day (weather-wise) and I thought I'd stop off at "owl-ville" to see wat gwan.

It was great to see both owls out and calling each other, hunting (for beetles under their shed), preening and generally acting very well indeed thank you very much.

I assume the female left the eggs this afternoon as the box was hot enough (thanks to the warm midday sun) to not need her body heat all day long, incubating the precious eggs. That's a dangerous assumption, but one I think I'd put money on at present.

I've not heard the owls so vocal either - I could clearly hear the female call the male from two hundred yards away, for some time.

 

Now I hear (TODAY) that another relatively local pair of little owls have already fledged their young - so maybe ours will fledge their young much earlier than I originally thought also....

Time will tell.

Anyway..... just wanted to give a quick update and a little bit of good news on our owls...


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