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Monday, March 10, 2014

2014 New Year, New Female

Just an announcement that will be followed but updates (hopefully) on a regular basis:

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.