There is a new female in the nest. She is a beautiful red-phase Eastern Screech Owl--very different from the female of past years. There is also a male that is a gray-phase that could be the male from last year but I have no way to know for sure. Here is a photo from today of the female looking out of the nest. No eggs yet and she has not been in the nest box on a regular basis. She has been here alone and with the male on several occasions but we will have to wait to see if this will actually be a nesting year.
If all goes as planned, I will have two cameras this year. One in the box, the second is the one in this photo that should allow us to see the interactions from outside. I do not have all of the computers/connections available to broadcast at this point but am working on identifying what is needed. If anyone would like to help out financially, I may have to ask for help with that down the road. More in the next couple of days.