Serious Housekeeping

After staying away  for almost 24 hours, June entered the nest at 3pm today and stayed for two hours. She is still a bit nervous at being in the nest in daylight and  interrupted her housekeeping at the slightest noise. She is shown here looking up toward the roof in response to the squawking of a chickadee. There was, however, a sense of urgency about this visit and the first egg could come at any time. Both June and Ward continue to refrain from hooting, which probably indicates that the great horned owls are still in the area. These owls are much more powerful than barred owls and are their most deadly enemy.

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