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Old 12-28-2017, 09:28 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Three owlets are still coming and going. There's one in the nest box now, but I suspect a sibling will be with him shortly.


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Old 12-28-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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It's so cold these days, hope they all get back into the box together at night and huddle...
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:09 AM
 
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Yesterday, one chick stayed in the box, preening, stretching its wings and snoozing, much of the morning. I couldn't see well into the box in the afternoon, but think the owlet was gone then. The box appears empty today. I think our little owl family may be gone for good now. I sure wish we could know how they fare outside the box.

Next week I will ask my co-worker, who corresponds via email with a lady from the DNR, whether they track owls after they leave the nest. The owls are banded, but I don't know whether they have GPS or some other way of tracking their daily activities. It sure would be nice to be able to follow the owls throughout their lives.

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Old 12-30-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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Wish they had a camera right outside the box...

Been fun to watch...glad they are so healthy.


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Yesterday, one chick stayed in the box, preening, stretching its wings and snoozing, much of the morning. I couldn't see well into the box in the afternoon, but think the owlet was gone then. The box appears empty today. I think our little owl family may be gone for good now. I sure wish we could know how they fare outside the box.

Next week I will ask my co-worker, who corresponds via email with a lady from the DNR, whether they track owls after they leave the nest. The owls are banded, but I don't know whether they have GPS or some other way of tracking their daily activities. It sure would be nice to be able to follow the owls throughout their lives.

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Old 12-31-2017, 11:55 AM
 
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Fun, indeed. I will un-stick the thread now.

Keep an eye out for a thread in the spring when it's laying-time again.

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Old 12-31-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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Wishing good luck, successful hunting and Happy New Year to the owlets.


PJS, thanks so much for posting the screenshots and the updates.


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Old 01-10-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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Papa Owl came back this afternoon to take a nap in the box! Here's there right now.
DNR: Barn Owl Nest Webcam
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:22 PM
 
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Glad to see him...
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:27 PM
 
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Yes, I wasn't expecting to see any owls back in the box until spring. My co-worker received an email tip from the DNR lady this afternoon, letting him know that there's some activity in the box. Fun!

I sure hope the babies are okay and finding enough food. Wish we could know how they fared when the left the nest box.

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Old 01-10-2018, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Yes, I wasn't expecting to see any owls back in the box until spring. My co-worker received an email tip from the DNR lady this afternoon, letting him know that there's some activity in the box. Fun!

I sure hope the babies are okay and finding enough food. Wish we could know how they fared when the left the nest box.

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Does your friend have access to anyone that would know their status at the DNR??? I'd love to know how they are managing...
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