Feb 25, 1998
There has been a dramatic increase in activity around the nest box over the last few days. The owls are now visiting the nest three to four times per night. They had previously been visiting it three to four times per week. The visits last for three to five minutes and typically involve entering the nest and rearranging the furniture (wood chips) on the floor. On about half of these visits, the owl also issues this hoot for several minutes. On three occasions, an owl made a daylight visit to take refuge from pursuing crows. In this picture, Ward is seen showing off his dexterity by twisting his head backwards and looking up at the camera lens. He was waiting for the crows to go away.
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