Welcome Home June

June entered the nest in daylight yesterday for the first time since 1998. With the exception of this one quick glance at the new camera, she spent all of her time redecorating. For almost three hours, she alternated between moving wood chips from one spot to another, and chomping on them to turn them into sawdust. June's first daytime housekeeping visit in 1998 was followed six days later by her first egg. First-egg dates for barred owls in the U.S. range from early-January in southern Florida to mid-April in northern Maine. June made several more housekeeping visits during the night which she spent loudly  turning woodchips into sawdust. 

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