newly fledged screech owl

Baby Owls leave the nest

We have watched a pair of screech owls in a nesting box in our oak tree since mid winter. When the male began bringing food back to the female, we knew they were hatching eggs. Four baby screech owls fledged tonight (April 28, 2011), under the watchful eyes of the parents. As we took these photos, the parents were never far, and we could hear their warning crys when we got too close.

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