OWL: The Family Screech, Part V
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OWL: The Family Screech, Part VI

      This is the last in the series of videos about this year's crew. It's one-minute long.

    Of the five owlets, one jumped one night, then three the next, then this last little one the third night.

    As far as I know they were all safe and sound after leaving the box. After they jump out of the box, one of the adults calls to it and (I think) helps direct toward a tree to climb.

   After his four siblings had gone, I figured this guy was going to get out of there as soon as he could.

   I have not cleaned out the owl box but hope to do so this weekend. I am expecting mostly wood chips and feathers from prey. I will take some photos and post them.

  I do not expect an owl to return to the box until late October at the earliest.

   In the meantime, I hope to do an upgrade or two to the box, including flashing on the roof to make it harder for squirrels to get in.

  In future days I hope to do a couple more posts about this year's owl adventures, including a few photos of owls and owlets outside the box and a little surprise that I learned thanks to the otherwise inactive Quacker Tracker camera in the nearby wood duck box.

Tuesday: Snapping-turtle egg update.