Saturday, March 18, 2017

Owl in the Box!

When Connie and I moved into our new home 17 years ago, one of the first things that I did was hang a Screech Owl box in the pine trees between our house and the next door neighbor. I opened the box one day to see if it needed to be cleaned out and to my surprise - a little owl was "hiding" in the corner of the box! We never saw the owl in the hole of the box. Many years passed and the box disintegrated. We also got new neighbors who are interested in the box.

I replaced the box last year but again we haven't seen an owl. Last month, I climbed the tree and opened the box. Once again, a little owl hid in the corner. I was soooo excited. Our neighbor, Jordan told me that he saw the owl in the hole a few times last week but he has a better view from his yard. Today was the day. The owl showed himself! Even with Peanut chasing sticks. I snuck over to the car and grabbed my camera. The owl didn't care. Here he is:

Eastern Screeh Owl
I moved to a different view. Here he is again:

Eastern Screech Owl
All in all, a good week for the yard.


sunt_lacrimae_rerum said...

Great picture! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Do you ever check on the owl at the end of our street? HH

MevetS said...

Very cool!

Harvey said...

Great shots
We need to figure out how to get one to move in down at Green house