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Thursday, February 19, 2015

2015--A New Year for Owls

First, I want to apologize to my past viewers for dropping posts last year but after the squirrel moved in things changed rapidly. As soon as the squirrel was out of the box (a couple of days after the last post), I cleaned the box but never saw the owls again.  Now it is a new year and new owls.  Much to learn and share again.

There as been at least one owl in the box every day since February 7.  On February 12, one owl was in the box after the sun rose but sometime during the day, it was joined by a second.  A Cooper's Hawk flew through the yard scattering the birds from the feeder about the same time, however it would be conjecture at best to say that was the reason.  In any case, here is the video of the two together with the first owl near the top, the second owl at the bottom.  I would be guessing to apply a sex to either owl.   (NOTE:  I will have to add video later)

In any case, I have the camera mounted and the recorder working.  Still not able to broadcast live but hope to have that together by the time any eggs are laid (mid-March is typical in Central NJ).  In the mean time, I will try to post images and videos of what ever happens and share my thoughts and what I have learned on this blog.  Thanks for joining me (and the owls) for a new year.



Anonymous said...

This is great!

Anonymous said...

This is great! Thank you for the update.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back up. I'm in Clinton TWP in Clinton. I have an owl box up, but so far I've had no action.

Look forward to tracking your progress.