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some barred owl observations

 
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Doug



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:41 am    Post subject: some barred owl observations Reply with quote

We've had the pleasure of seeing three nesting cycles over the last three years. We can't see into the nest, but at least a couple of youngsters have been produced.

One interesting observation is that we *never* see fragments of eggshell under the tree. Now, you'd think that mom would like to get rid of that debris when the shells aren't occupied anymore. I'd just give 'em the heave-ho. But I'm wondering if they are specifically disposed of far from the tree, so as not to provide clues that there are owlets in that tree. Is this what others see?

Another observation is that dad spends a lot of time on the trees nearby, in line of sight to the nest, mostly standing guard, at least before hatching requires procuring a lot more food. We have live oaks and other trees that lose their leaves, and dad *never* perches in a tree without leaves. I have to assume that dad just doesn't want to watch his back (we have great horned owls around as well), so the best place to perch is somewhere that's not conspicuous from above. Where do they perch when there are no trees with leaves?
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