Getting Comfortable

After making two more visits to the nest last night, June arrived at at 2:45pm today for two more hours of housekeeping. When she was finished with her chores, she leaped down to the rail where she spent almost an hour sunning herself before flying away. She didn't seem nearly as nervous about being out in daylight this time, but did glance around quite a bit to be sure that she was not being watched. It's especially important that she not see humans watching her at this stage, as she likes to keep her nesting place a secret. While barred owls will generally tolerate the sight of a few humans walking around in the distance, they do not like being stared at because this tells them that they have been discovered. Still no sign of the first eggs and it's beginning to look like the unusual winter has thrown her off her schedule.

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