Saturday, March 30, 2013
Squirrel has moved in
On Tuesday night (3/26) both owls were around much of the night and even were both in the box together. I will try to sort out the video from that night when I have a chance. Then on Wednesday, only Gray was around. No owls came by during the night since early Thursday morning. Today, I was away most of the day and when I got home there were many new leaves (and a squirrel) in the box. Trying to evict the squirrel, I tapped on the box, it left, and I opened it to clear some leaves. Unfortunately, I discovered that the mother squirrel had brought her young into the box also. They are not new born but appear to be several days or more old. I couldn't see how many there were (at least 2, maybe 3 or 4). Not wanting to hurt them, I closed the box for the night. The mother squirrel has returned to nursing and sheltering her brood. I don't know what will happen if the owls return tonight. I guess we will find out together.