Testing Ward

Even though June appears to be getting plenty of food at night, she continued to call for more throughout the day. Most of her calls were whines with a few classic hoots mixed in, but there was also one new call that was a very strange mixture of these two calls. This new call starts with an abbreviated classic hoot and then abruptly changes into a whine. Ward did come through with a mouse delivered directly to the door at 10am, but June continued to complain and even left the nest for about two minutes to pursue a squirrel. Her tail can be seen here as she sat  in the doorway just before diving at the squirrel. She missed and was back on her eggs in less  than two minutes. With the owlets due any day now, she appears to be pushing things to the limits to assure that she and Ward are ready to provide for the family.

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